As a college student, you’re well on your way to earning your degree. You’re taking the right classes, participating in extra-curricular activities, and perhaps working as an intern. All of this makes for a well-rounded student and a great basis for your initial resume. But there’s more to learn before entering the professional world–you must know how to build your network.
Success in your career after college is based on who you know and referrals from your network. Finding, building, and maintaining a loyal community of professional contacts are essential for your career to thrive. There is more to networking than noisy “networking events” and posting on social media–you must know how to build your network.
Special Event for Students in Marketing and Communications
To help marketing majors like you before you enter the business world, the Triangle AMA is hosting an event exclusively for marketing and communications undergrads to learn and practice effective networking skills with professionals in person and on social media. Join us for our first-ever collegiate event on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Brooks Bell, located at 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.
What You’ll Learn on April 9th
By attending “Networking for Triangle Marketing College Students – Using LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job,” you’ll learn:
- The what, why, and how of networking
- Skills for networking effectively
- Understanding opportunities in social media
- Using LinkedIn to amplify your network
Join us for this fantastic event on April 9th along with guest speakers Heather Hollick and William Blackmon, who will lead the seminar. Afterwards, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with our speakers and members of the Triangle AMA for a personal review and critique of your LinkedIn profile.
Free Registration Once You Create Your LinkedIn Profile
The event is free for local college students to attend; food and beverages will be provided. However, there is one requirement to attend–you must create a LinkedIn profile prior to April 9, and provide the link to your page when you register. (Or, you may register and then e-mail your URL to email@example.com)
Online registration is open; register now!
Tell Your Friends
We invite you to share this information with fellow students in the field of marketing, advertising, communications, or journalism. If you have questions or if you’re a Triangle AMA member who would like to volunteer, please contact Stephanie Garner, Collegiate Event Committee Chair at 281-851-8766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Guest Speakers
Heather Hollick is an executive coach and organizational consultant working at the intersection of aspirations, human nature, and best intentions. She challenges and inspires leaders and teams who want to see their careers and their organizations break away from the pack. She draws upon a wide range of leadership experiences in IT, HR, consulting, and volunteer organizations, spanning such companies as Cisco Systems, United Healthcare, Research in Motion, and the Pensions Department of the British Government.
William Blackmon is the founder and CEO of Apogee Social Media Group. His knowledge and experience specific to the LinkedIn platform, has made him one of the most sought after consultants and trainer to corporate chief executives and Fortune 100 companies. Clientele portfolio extends from Scynexis, Ubistor, Cisco Systems, to Duke University Fuqua School of Business.