Most communication is spontaneous. Think about it — how often do you get to pull out that canned speech you memorized to explain who you are to a complete stranger? It’s important to be flexible and improvise when you are meeting new people in a professional context. Planning the highlights of what you want to say at networking events will help you engage confidently in these interactions.
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There were numerous takeaways from this session at the Forté C2B Conference, but upon surveying the reactions of Ali's fellow attendees and asking what advice they would pass along to a friend, we focused on five key pieces of advice from Marjie Terry.
Precillia participated in a team building session with her manager and peers at an improv theater in Boston. As a big fan of comedy, she expected the experience to be fun. What she didn’t expect was to come out of the day with improv techniques to improve her capabilities as a team member and a manager.
Rather than adopt a general mentorship relationship between one or two people, consider fostering a "Board of Directors" - your team of mentors with a wide range of perspectives and pertinent feedback.
Given the prevalence of building a strong network and its necessity to gain entry-difficult positions in places such as Wall Street and Silicon Valley, it is rather useful to have an approach to building your own.
Nicole was selected to attend Forté's College Conference and shares her highlights of the event.
Having an online presence is critical and quantity does not necessarily presume quality, especially when it comes to digital media and their relation to the professional world. Keep these tips in mind as you search for your next big opportunity.
Beyond providing academic support, professors can advise you on choosing classes, recommending internships, and guiding you in your post-college career. A new semester means opportunities to include more professors in your network.
Caroline attended the 2013 Forté College Leadership Launch for Women and gives you the run-down of what to expect at the conference.
Are you an exceptional student leader interested in building your skills and enhancing your resume? Have you considered a career in business? Attend the Forté College 2 Business Leadership Conference to explore opportunities you never knew existed!