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!
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: