Leave a Great Impression at Your Next Networking Event

  • Prepare! Practice your elevator pitch.
  • Print multiple copies of your resume. If possible, get business cards.
    • To order UGA Athletics-branded business cards, complete a business card request form under Career Development.
    • Terry College students: Did you know you can design and print Terry College-branded business cards ($15 for 50)? To order, please visit Terry’s website.
  • Dress like you are going to an interview.
  • Research the companies in attendance before you go. Know companies’ missions and how you could make an impact in their organization.
  • Visit companies’ websites to discover what jobs have recently been posted. Try to find a potential opening you could fill and tailor your resume appropriately.
  • Confidently introduce yourself. A firm handshake goes a long way.
  • Ask questions that leave the professional with a good impression. Demonstrate your interest in the company.
  • Ask when and how you can follow up with them.
  • Send a follow-up “thank you” email and connect on LinkedIn.

To learn more tips about how to prepare for a networking event, check out our other blog.
For more information on UGA Career Fairs, visit the UGA Career Center.

Fall Career Fair



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October 19, 2015

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