It’s that time of year again when vacations are planned and summer internships are well underway. For those students who are in their early years of studies and not yet interning, enjoying the sunshine is a priority. But wait, this is the ultimate time of the year to network! Free time means you have limitless opportunity to connect with your community and start building your career connections early!
Face to face meeting is the first step required to build a successful network. Whether you are on a sports team or volunteering in your community, you are presented with endless opportunities to build relationships with others. For instance, KPMG sponsors the annual Free the Children’s “We Day” initiative for social action. Our members are actively involved and passionate about the communities we work in. If you share that enthusiasm, spark a conversation, find out more about KPMG and make a point to connect at a later date. Also, Make sure to Follow us on Twitter at KPMGCampusCDN and join our Facebook page for current events.
Tapping into the diverse backgrounds and wisdom a professional can provide is immeasurable. Who knows, you may meet your mentor on a baseball diamond and be sitting across from them in a KPMG board room a few short years later. Remember, networking is all about investing in future opportunities.
The biggest lesson to learn: Start networking early and discover that it is one of the biggest tools to get the job of your dreams faster than you can remove your cap and gown.