When you’ve just graduated from college and you’re actively looking for an internship or that first entry-level position to get your foot in the door, it’s important to not only connect within your already existing network, but to also make new connections.
Having graduated with my Bachelor’s in May, I’ve enjoyed my freedom that comes with being done with school but I’ve also been actively looking for ways to get my career started.
After connecting with a few agency CEOs on LinkedIn, I was invited to attend a MeetUp event hosted by SEM San Diego. SEM (Search Engine Marketing) isn’t something I’m an expert at, but I’m interested in learning about its usefulness to agencies and brands as they optimize their content.
Attending the SEM San Diego meeting was an amazing opportunity to connect with local business owners and hear from an insightful guest speaker Ian Lurie, CEO of Portent in Seattle. While I didn’t have nearly as much experience in the field as the other attendees, it was interesting getting advice on questions I had about the industry. I definitely made some connections, gathered some business cards and have some reconnecting to do.
I’m looking forward to connecting with this group and similar ones in the future as I continue to explore this field of social media and marketing.