Online Discussion Forum November 2005
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Advice About Networking
Stay in contact with previous colleagues & classmates
Join and comment on listserves
- Join committees. NMRT is a good start.
Give presentations or write an article- do anything to get your name out.
- Find a mentor- NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program is a
good place to start. For further information and to apply, visit
Remember to keep track of the people you have met.
Carry a business card with you.
Remember to be gracious in your contact with others. You never know who
might be able to help you or who you will run into later. It's a small world
You can network if you are not a social butterfly. Some people even find
networking easier than socializing. Just remember networking is always
focused on work, where socializing has no focus. It can also help to find a
concrete reason to talk to someone by asking them a question or making a
Gaining Practical Experience Outside of School
Volunteer at a local library
Find an internship
E-mail or call local libraries in your area to find out about
You may have to accept unpaid positions to get the experience you will need
to find a job later on.