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Making Connections

Connecting with others is an important part of your career preparation. Through these connections, you can learn more about different careers, understand what’s expected in different industries, or hear about upcoming opportunities.

How do you find people? Make a list of everyone you know and identify how they could help you gather career information or experience. Who do you know at school? Professors, friends, and even friends’ parents can all be helpful contacts. Did you hold a part-time job? Volunteer? Have an internship? Think about the people you came into contact with there.

Remember to be courteous and tactful in all your conversations. Whether your conversation is in person, on the phone, or via e-mail, follow up with a thank-you note to show your appreciation and improve your chances of creating a productive relationship.Finally, making connections is not just about the benefit to you! Find ways to share information with the people you meet, and help others as well.

How do you share your story?

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Tips for Talking to Graduate/Professional School Recruiters

Potential questions to ask:

What are your graduates prepared to do? What areas do your grads work in? Are there …
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Lime Connect

Lime Connect represents the largest network of high potential university students and professionals who happen to have disabilities in the world.

In Rutgers-Newark Handshake, go to Career Center—Resources to log in

Tip: search for Rutgers University –Newark. From the school page, you can select the Alumni section to search for alumni


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