18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
30 Wilson Rd.
Amherst, NY 14221
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
We have all started conversations with strangers, at the grocery store, doctors' office, even in an elevator. Conversations typically begin and flourish when individuals have something in common. When you prepare for an event such as the Networking Luncheon, individuals should look for commonalties they may have with the attendees. You can identify commonalties through information obtained prior to and during the event.
Mary, a student, is interested in securing a position with an advertising agency. She notes that five agencies will be at the networking luncheon. Mary will:
Helpful information would include: major customers, specialty (print, TV), how many employees, last years sales/gross profit. Having information about the organization and what the representative does for the organization can help the conversation move along smoothly.
Part of the success of this event will depend on what you want from it and how you plan to get it. Are you seeking a job or internship? If so, then you need to treat this event as an informal interview. Prepare for questions they will ask regarding your skills and abilities and for questions you may ask them.
Responsibilities or Skills
How much of an opportunity do you have to be innovative? To take risks?