Tag Archives: Networking

Calling All Seniors and New Grads! Join Us for a Networking Workshop on 2/8 or 2/9!

Seniors and new grads are invited to join CCI’s Matt Kuchar to learn effective networking strategies to build and maintain relationships with people who can help you tap into knowledge, information, and connections to advance your career goals. You will learn how to source connections in Midd2Midd and LinkedIn and connect authentically and productively.

This workshop is designed for Seniors and New Graduates.

Interested in Sustainable Investing? Join a Virtual Networking Event to Learn More

Join New England Sustainable Investing Network Event

On Thursday, October 22nd from 6pm-7pm EST, a group of Boston investment professionals will host a virtual networking session to introduce students and recent graduates to the field of sustainable investing, which typically focuses on investing as it relates to environmental and social issues, as well as impact investing.

Students and recent graduates will participate in three different small group breakout discussions where an industry professional will share information about their job in finance and how ESG is integrated into their firm’s strategy.

To get a sense of the types of firms that are practicing in this type of sustainable investing, check out affiliates to BASIC (Building A Sustainable Investing Community) Boston. BASIC connects the community of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) professionals in the greater Boston area through educational programs and social networking opportunities.

No matter what your class year, this is a great opportunity to learn about sustainable investing and career options in this industry.

Friendly reminder about good email etiquette when networking

As you reach out to alumni and other individuals to conduct informational interviews, please keep the following tips in mind in order to have the most successful interactions:

  • Spell names correctly. It sounds obvious, but this can really get the conversation off on the wrong foot from the beginning. Pay close attention to this detail.
  • Do not use two different fonts in an email. It makes it really clear you’re just copy-pasting from other outreach notes.
  • Offer your availability in reasonable blocks of time, for example 1-2 hour windows on 2-3 different days and allow the person to choose. Presume they are busier than you, and make it really easy for them to pick a time. Providing a link to your online calendar and requesting they go in and book the meeting themselves may not be preferred.
  • Know how to set up a calendar meeting in whatever program you use (outlook, gmail, etc). Don’t just rely on the email to act as the final confirmation, get it on the calendar.
  • When sending the meeting invite, only use 20 or 30 minutes, not 1 hour. That is too long.
  • It’s usually best to offer to call them and ask for their best number. Put this into the calendar invite, so at the designated time, no one is wondering who is going to call whom.
  • Zoom is very popular, but also consider learning how to use Microsoft Teams.

SENIORS – Group Advising Appointments to discuss searching for Jobs/Internships in Film and Media

In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering group advising appointments this semester focused on a specific career path. Please continue to check back since we will discuss a different industry during each meeting.

This week I will be hosting and facilitating two group advising appointments to discuss Film and Media. Please let me know if you would like to attend one. I will add your appointment in handshake.

Wednesday, April 22 from 3pm – 4pm EST – Career Path: Film and Media

Friday, April 24 from 3pm – 4pm EST – Career Path: Film and Media

These group advising appointments will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about a specific industry, build a career community, and practice peer to peer learning.

I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to agomez@middlebury.edu to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.

SENIORS – Group Advising Appointments to discuss searching for Jobs/Internships in Communications

In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering group advising appointments this semester focused on a specific career path. Please continue to check back since we will discuss a different industry during each meeting.

Next week I will be hosting and facilitating two group advising appointments. Please let me know if you would like to attend one or both. I will add your appointment in handshake.

Wednesday, April 15 from 3pm – 4pm EST –Career Path: Advertising, Marketing and PR

Friday, April 17 from 3pm – 4pm EST — Career Path: Journalism and Publishing

These group advising appointments will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about a specific industry, build a career community, and practice peer to peer learning.

I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to agomez@middlebury.edu to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.

Interviewing Workshop – Thursday, April 2 (12:30pm-1:30pm PDT)

Interviewing boils down to 3 core questions: Can you do the job, will you be happy doing the job, and will you be a good fit? Come join CACS advisors Edy Rhodes, Scott Webb, and Elizabeth Bone for this interactive workshop that allows you to practice the answers to these questions while providing some interviewing best practices based on their years of experience. Collectively these advisors have interviewed hundreds of candidates in their previous professional capacities. RSVP to get access to Canvas career management resources including a list of common interview questions and a link to some Ted talks for interview inspiration.

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. This session is open to both undergrad and graduate students.