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  1. 1. This Pie Chart Deserves to Die.
  2. 2. COMM 202 TUTORIAL #7 – T26 + T35 Name Tents UP! Goodbye Laptops and Phones!
  3. 3. Agenda Question of the Day Course Timeline How to Network Informational Interview Action Items
  4. 4. If your life could be a movie, which movie would it be?
  5. 5. Course Timeline Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 • Networking + Informational Interview • Networking Event! Mar 9th 6-8 PM • Lecture: Info Interviews • Networking Reflection due Mar 14th @ 11:59 PM • Tutorial: Interview Prep Expanding your network and learning more through your network
  6. 6. Where does networking happen?
  7. 7. Chance Meetings
  8. 8. Facilitated Events
  9. 9. Via Direct Request
  10. 10. Why we network  Get your foot in the door faster  Gain insight about a company, industry, or career path  Practice your interview and networking skills  Find a potential mentor  Show them who you are beyond your resume and cover letter
  11. 11. How do you feel about networking?
  12. 12. How do you feel about networking?
  13. 13. Networking Reflection 1. Your goals in attending the event (what was your purpose going into the event, define SMART goals beforehand) 2. How did you research the contacts before the event? What was it about these people that motivated you to want to talk to them? 3. A brief summary of who you spoke to and what you learned in the conversations (3+ conversations) 4. A reflection on the lessons you have learned about the networking process 5. The next steps you will take to continue building relationships with your new contacts (if you plan to) MINIMUM 1 PAGE 10% of your grade
  14. 14. Follow Up After great conversations, send a personalized email or LinkedIn request (maybe even a request to conduct an informational interview?) Hi Paul, It was so great to get the chance to speak with you at last night’s networking event. I was really inspired by what you said about “building your personal brand”, and I am looking forward to putting your advice into practice. I would love to continue our conversation about your experience at KPMG. I understand that you are very busy, but it would be great to meet for about 20 minutes. Would you be available to meet on Monday or Tuesday next week? Coffee is on me! Thank you, Sarah Moug
  15. 15. How do you feel now? Any questions?
  16. 16. Informational Interview
  17. 17. Informational Interview Assignment 1. Contact details: name, company, title, phone, email 2. List of questions asked 3. Major insights gained – what did you learn during your informational interview **this is most important, should be 40% of final paper** 4. Did you request/receive any information regarding additional connections? 5. Follow up action – what will you do to maintain this connection  screen shot of thank you email required 6. What are your next steps having conducted this informational interview?
  18. 18. Informational Interview Assignment  Due Friday April 14th  Minimum of two pages  In-person and NOT a current UBC student/staff/faculty or family member  Look at potential questions on the course blog  20% of your grade
  19. 19. How to Land an Informational Interview
  20. 20. Steps to land an informational interview 1. Find 4 or 5 potential contacts 2. Research them (Google, LinkedIn) and reach out to contacts you have in common 3. Decide on what you want to talk to them about and brainstorm questions and points of commonality 4. Send out your invites! Don’t be offended if they don’t immediately reply
  21. 21. Sample Info Interview Request
  22. 22. Sample Info Interview Follow Up
  23. 23. Story Time: A Networking Success Story
  24. 24. once upon a time, Celia was at a networking event…
  25. 25. once upon a time, Celia was at a networking event… (OLD FRIEND) CELIA
  26. 26. Hey, girl! Hey, girl! What are you up to these days? oh, you know, cool stuff in san fran. how about you? sweet! oh you know, just looking for summer internships. oh nice! you’re into social/ environmental impact right? sure am!
  27. 27. right. oh hey! do you know jason? jason? I think I’ve heard of him but don’t know him well. oh he’s working for this super cool social finance company I think. you should totally reach out on linkedin and tell him I referred you. Wow, that’d be awesome, thanks! I’ll definitely reach out! hey no worries! anything to help a sista out.
  28. 28. the next day, celia goes to look this fellow up on LinkedIn…
  29. 29. the next day, celia goes to look this fellow up on LinkedIn…
  30. 30. omg omg omg omg omg omg
  31. 31. obviously, Celia shoots this guy a message and request to connect on LinkedIn
  32. 32. he connects! success! now what?
  33. 33. coffee happens did you know we’re hiring summer interns? say what?? yeah. we’re only looking for co- op students though. damn. I’m not in co-op. I’ll see what I can do.
  34. 34. omg omg omg omg omg omg
  35. 35. a few days go by…
  36. 36. omg
  37. 37. the interview happens.
  38. 38. Networking, it works!
  39. 39. Keeping Up with Contacts Afterwards: Received part-time summer and fall work Still super well- connected to Christie
  40. 40. Informational Interview Timeline Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 • Determine potential info interview candidates • Compose and send first round email • Compose and send second round email • Have interview date/time confirmed • Brainstorm questions for interview • Informational Interview assignment due April 14th @ 11:59 PM Start now! Don’t leave this till the last minute mahalo!
  41. 41. Action Items  Networking Reflection due March 14th @ 11:59 PM on Turnitin  Lecture next week!