Career Conversations with Brian Smith

Brian Smith, a Double Eagle with a BA in history and Masters in education, came back to the Heights to speak to students on Wednesday night.

Emphasizing communication and networking, Brian told the group, “LinkedIn is basically the reason I am here tonight.” He stressed the importance of maintaining a positive online reputation, as well as taking advantage of the relative ease of online networking. Below are some more of Brian’s networking tips:

  • Make your network as diverse as possible
  • Professors want to help you with job search–and they know some people you want to know
  • Don’t be afraid to get to know people you think don’t have career resources for you. You never know!
  • Use Career Center resources (really! we didn’t even ask him to say that!)

-Jenna Cassoli, Graduate School of Social Work, Class of 2013


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