The ConnectMe! Program is designed especially for students to connect with Linfield alumni and other professionals in career fields, industries or positions of interest! By participating in the program, you will be empowered to reach out and learn from people who can help you explore different careers, learn more about your interest areas, take steps closer to applying to jobs, internships or grad programs, and simply be a resource and connection for your professional path!
Take Part in ConnectMe!
It's simple! Come to the Career Hub (Melrose 010) or make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Here's How it Works:
- Come meet with one of us to talk about what type of company, job, or industry you want to connect with
- Fill out a ConnectMe! Card
- You'll get an email from us with contact information for 2 - 4 Linfield alumni or other professionals
- You'll get information and resources to help you feel confident in reaching out
- WE notify these professional contacts that they will be receiving outreach from you, so they know to watch for an email or phone call!
- YOU reach out!
- From there, you and each professional set up time and place for informational interviews!
- We will follow up with you to see how else we can help you in this process.
The Value of Connections:
Some of the many benefits of making professional connections:
- You learn something new about an industry
- You have a connection who can help you connect with people hiring for jobs or internships
- You take a giant step towards understanding more about jobs and careers of interest to you
- You practice reaching out, meeting with, and conversing with professionals
- You learn about jobs and internships (did you know most job openings aren't published?)
- You get to visit different businesses to get a feel for what they are really like
- ... and a lot more!
Advice from the Professionals:
Linfield's community is strong: alumni and other professionals are happy to help out! In fact, here is some advice they'd like you to know:
"It takes a ton of practice and consistency. You will get better at it, and you have to put yourself out there and be willing to feel uncomfortable as you practice. You are just starting out in your career and not one is perfect at anything in the beginning."
- Melissa Maebori, `09 Linfield Grad