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Networking: Change Your Perception

It’s summer internship time and if you’re at a good placement, then you’ll also have opportunities to network within the organization and the industry.  If this is your first time networking, then it can seem very overwhelming and uncomfortable.  Keith Ferrazzi is a networking expert who’s written a book entitled Never Eat Alone, and gives you some great advice for anyone that feels uncomfortable in a networking situation.

Check out this video with some great simple tips on becoming more comfortable at a networking event.

Keith Ferrazzi has many other tips on how to network effectively.  He even discusses tips for those who are comfortable at networking events and how to not become a “networking jerk,” as he puts it. Great tips for everyone networking, check him out!

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Karen is a Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). At IPFW she assists students in finding internships, coordinates and assists with campus-wide events, teaches a Career Planning course, and meets with students individually to assist them with all aspects of career development. Connect with Karen via LinkedIn or Twitter.

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