By Kyle Santos
In the past few months, we have seen unprecedented change all over the world. It’s easy to think that we are out of networking options since we are unable to meet with others face to face as almost everything seems to be transitioning to virtual spaces.
In fact, this can be an ideal time to virtually connect and cultivate professional relationships with working professionals and Duck alumni. This is especially true if you’re thinking about making connections or gaining some experience with internship and job opportunities. You may be asking yourself “How do I even get started?”
Be proactive and take this opportunity to attend one of the many virtual events. Explore our Handshake platform and discover the many opportunities to get involved. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a first-year student or preparing to graduate, sometimes all it takes is showing up and making the most out of virtual events to impress your future connections.
Here are some tips to put your best foot forward on virtual events in Handshake:
- Activate your Handshake account.
- Upload your resume: Learn more about how to upload a document.
- Fill out and complete your profile: Learn more by referring to Build Profile from Resume.
- Fill out your Education Section! Click the pencil next to your name and make sure you have your Major and Start/End Dates filled out.
- Fill out your Work Experience, make sure your Work Experience has a Job title, Employer, Time Period and Location.
- Add an Organization and Extracurricular Activities.
- Add multiple skills, documents, courses, projects.
- Add a profile picture.
- Explore virtual events, review employers, and register for sessions that interest you.
- Go to EVENTS to see upcoming virtual events and career fairs.
- Additional resources...
Social distancing doesn’t mean disconnecting! You don’t have to do this alone! We have a whole team at the University Career Center available to support you remotely.
Schedule an appointment with a career readiness coach in Navigate for help on next steps. Remember, do something today so that your future self will thank you for.