campus Rewind 7.1.15

Here are a few of our must-reads from about.me’s campus.

Raghav Haran did something rare. He landed the internship of his dreams in New York City without even submitting a resume. Hear this University of Michigan student’s story and how he separated himself from the competition. Read more →

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Meetup Tips That’ll Have You Networking Like an Expert

The average American spends about 15,000 hours at school…learningThen it becomes time to start your career, and you suddenly realize it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s called networking.

It’s an incredibly important life-skill, but very few people actually do it. In fact, NPR reported, “At least 70 percent, if not 80 percent, of jobs are not published. And yet most people – they are spending 70 or 80 percent of their time surfing the net versus getting out there, talking to employers, taking some chances [and] realizing that the vast majority of hiring are friends and acquaintances hiring other trusted friends and acquaintances.”

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The Power Of Acting On Impulse

Comedian and entrepreneur Christine Hauer has advice we all can learn from.

Facing a challenging job market after graduating from college, Christine’s tenacity took her from jobless to founding her own company.  After getting a masters in International Business and moving to New York City, Christine finally landed a job through a great connection. Years later, Christine founded the consulting company Hifive specializing in empowering people with social and networking skills needed to make that type of connection.

Outside of her full time job, Christine is an improv actor, impulse artist and budding author, currently writing her first book. We sat down with Christine to learn about her entrepreneurial path, what a day in her life looks like, and how she has dealt with rapid company growth.

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How College Students Can Build Their Network: Tips From A Professional Wingman

Thomas Edwards has the best title ever: The Professional Wingman. This twenty-something has a gift for networking and building relationships that last. Especially the romantic kind.

He’s so good at his work that outlets like the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Cosmopolitan have compared him to the romantic comedy character Will Smith portrayed in the 2005 film,  “Hitch.” We talked with the Philadelphia University graduate about how college students can successfully build relationships and expand their network.

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The Simplest Strategy for Networking Success

We’re excited to have this week’s tips post from our friend Patrick Ewers (@PatrickEwers), an executive coach and founder of Mindmaven. He is based in Silicon Valley.

I do not love networking. Yes, you read that right. It may seem unusual coming from a person who has been called one of the most successful networking coaches in Silicon Valley. I doubt I’m alone – if you are on the team of people who find networking events to simply be a necessary evil, you’ve come to the right place.

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How College Students Can Build Strong Relationships

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.

Lucky for you, there’s an easy way to get known. It’s called an informational meeting.

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