This morning at 16 Beacon, BBA Summer Jobs students milled around the room smiling and shaking each other hands. No, they weren’t just happy to see each other – they were participating in an exercise as part of their most recent enrichment seminar on professional networking. Jillian Vorce from the Jillian Group led the exercise and provided the students with advice and guidance on the importance of networking, tips on how to network, and ways to continue to nurture your network. Jillian emphasized the importance of “building your bridge before you need it,” and encouraged the students to start building a network while they were in high school.
Here is what two Summer Jobs interns said about the session:
“It was a really good refresher on applied networking. I had forgotten about a lot of the tips she mentioned.”
“I really like the session. When she discussed the importance of smiling and shaking people’s hands, I realized I never do this. I am going to put in more effort now.”
The Summer Jobs students will attend their last Thursday morning enrichment seminar at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court next week.