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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!).

 

EX:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…)

 

Good Luck!

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