Author Archives: Sandra Long

The Preferred Way to Get an Internship: Get Referred

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According to a survey by Jobvite, just 1 in 100 “cold call” applications lead to a job offer. However, that same survey showed that 1 in 7 who are referred get hired.

Obviously, applying “cold” to an internship or first job can be a risky job search strategy!   

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5 Proven Ways to Network with Alumni on LinkedIn

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The university I attended was large, but a few years removed from college I still feel a common bond and sense of purpose whenever I meet a fellow alum.

For students and grads, those alumni connections provide even more value: alumni connections are an important resource that will accelerate your networking, learning and career opportunities:   

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