Online events are becoming increasingly popular, making it easier for to meet professional peers (and fellow alumni) regardless of geographical distance. Because virtual networking is relatively new, attendees may not know what to expect or how to make the most of these events.
Below are a few tips to help you make meaningful connections in a virtual environment – And don’t miss a great opportunity to put these ideas to practice at the next F&M Alumni Virtual Networking Experience on Wed. Oct. 22 (8pm ET)!
During this month's presentation of the F&M Alumni Webinar Series, “Is Consulting the right career choice for you?”, alumni and students had the opportunity to learn about consulting as a career and to begin to reflect on their own career preferences and strengths. For this webinar, a panel of F&M alumni shared insight, advice, and their experiences building a career in consulting. I had the opportunity to learn from them during the webinar, and after, as they responded to questions from our audience.
As summer is slowly drawing to an end, it is a great time to rekindle your attention to your professional growth and to identify ways to build your career development acumen. Effective Interviewing is a perennial and vital professional development topic for good reason. First, the vast majority of us will rely on this skill to help us reach our goals at some point in our lives, and; Second, because with a little (or a lot) of preparation and practice, you can make the move from clueless to stellar interview candidate! Here is how…
I recently had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion on the ways to ensure success in the first weeks of a new job. The panelists were members of F&M’s Leadership Council who provided a wealth of insightful advice and wisdom for graduates (and others) who may be in the midst of transitioning to a new professional role.
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
We have all been there…