Why You Should Become an Active Alum Even Before You Graduate
Because 70-80% of positions are found through networking, who you know (your network) will be one of your greatest assets when you start searching for a job or internship. And next to your family, friends, and friends of friends, alumni are the easiest group to network with.
Why? Because you share something in common – your school, their alma mater. And one of the keys to networking is sharing something in common with the person you want to connect with.
So get involved with your campus alumni association as early on in your college career as possible. You’ll build strong relationships with people who are interested in jump-starting the careers of individuals just like you!
“And exactly how do I become an active alum before I graduate” you ask? Well there is so much to say on this topic that I’ve dedicated an entire article to it. So check it out – it’s titled “4 Steps to Becoming Active Alum Even Before You Graduate.”
~The Résumé Girl, Lauren Hasson
Career Planning Expert, Campus Calm