Following up with New Contacts

Now that you know why you should attend industry conferences/events, how to prepare for them, and what to do while you’re there, it’s time to talk about how you follow up with your new contacts and develop a relationship. Hopefully you took my advice and made notes on the back of the business cards you collected. Those will come in…

Career and Networking Advice

Kristi travels around the country speaking to undergrad and graduate students, particularly in sports management/administration/marketing programs, about her career path and her advice for networking to get the job of your dreams. New under the Learn tab you’ll find a feed of her blog where she shares career advice and networking tips. If you have something you’d like to see…

Networking at Conferences/Events

I’ve explained why you should be attending industry conferences/events and detailed what you can do before you arrive to make the most of your networking opportunities. But what do you do when you get there? I’m sure for some of you the idea of approaching strangers at a conference or other event is terrifying. I’m a naturally outgoing and talkative…

Check out the new Learn tab!

I’ve added a Learn tab above for students and educators. I’m just beginning to add content for educators (PowerPoints, charts, handouts, etc.), but I’ve already got a couple of blog posts up with career advice and networking tips for students. Check it out and let me know what you’d like to see there!

Pre-Conference Planning

Yesterday I explained why attending industry conferences and events is important. Although I’m gearing these tips towards those wanting to get into sports, particularly students, they apply to virtually any career. Getting the most out of attending a conference or event is about more than just showing up, although that’s obviously the first step. Once you’ve registered for the conference,…

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