Friday, March 27, 2015
My networking adventure
That is officially The Wayback.
I still get the alum magazine and emails from The Elliott School (is the "The" pretentious? Yeah, a little, I think).
Anyhow, I noticed they were having a virtual networking event. What is that?
Well, it turned out to be a computer-based chance to type back and forth with grads for up to eight minutes at a time--compare notes, maybe make a connection. They make a transcript you can look at later.
I signed up for LA--since I am seeking contacts for my cartoon venture.
The event was one hour. I sat there waiting for a contact to be flashed on my screen and then would engage in a little typed convo.
It was kind of high pressure--read, digest, type in a second...Most of the people were pretty recent grads, I think. Several in accounting... I would ask where do you work? Do you like it? I also in several instances, recommended this site for those looking for job advice.
I got one contact who might be useful in my cartoon area--an intellectual property lawyer. Will tag with him later.
If you are interested in setting something like this up, it was run by Brazen Careerist-- http://brazencareerist.com. I am sure they will be eager to help.