Hi all! We will be discussing networking and internships. We will have a recap of the meeting on the website. If you can make it out it is tomorrow (9/26) from 5-9pm at Sweet Dreams Gainesville. It is also a fundraiser so if you order a rootbeer float, two scoops and a topping, or three scoops NBS gets proceeds. Thanks and see ya there!
Networking and Internship How to:
Get a leg up on your competition by standing out: This can be done by creating a linkedin.com profile (ideal for networking), business cards, and sending thank you notes after interviews/meeting someone at a networking function.
Manage Social media related to your field of study (i.e Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram).
Create a blog related to your field of study. Use it to demonstrate your interest and passion. It should be good enough to put on a resume. Don’t have a blog? Try creating one on wordpress.com or tumblr.com
Update your resume– Be sure to include Education information, related-experience, organization involvement (like NBS!), Jobs, and skills (like Final Cut Pro or even social media!).
Master the Cover Letter-Put your contact info at the top. Then address it to the appropriate internship/job boss. Next hook em with a line that relates you to the company. Then you need to address your purpose and what you can do for the company. Remember it is your first impression.
*Research jobs and internships by browsing company websites related to you. Check out the UFCJC website, and internmatch.com
Get some references- Reach out to advisors, professors, or mentors. They can call in or email a reference.
Network-Meet classmates, professionals, and professors and network with them. You never know who could help you land a job down the road. Linkedin is a great starting point. Add fellow NBS members to your page and even join groups like UF, or the National Broadcasting Society Linkedin Group. Build on the first meeting by establishing a relationship (this could be emailing, meeting for coffee, etc…)