Career Services: Network
Network...Know the Experts
Get connected. Perform informational interviews and job shadowing, attend meetings of professional organizations, volunteer or get a summer or part-time job in your area of your occupational interest. Contact a Counselor or adviser to explore these options.
Research indicates that 80% of jobs are found through networking rather than through online or newspaper ads.
Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce (www.renosparkschamber.org)
Organization provides business: advocacy, promotion, leadership and support. The goal is to advance businesses through member-to-member connections, personalize service, business training and information about the latest relevant industry topics.
Community Forums (www.myplan.com)
Has over 3,000 members nationwide in a variety of occupations. Features reviews, career satisfaction ratings, discussion forums and user groups for over 900 specific careers. This is a great opportunity to meet people in specific occupations, ask questions and give advice.
Road Trip Nation (http://roadtripnation.org/rtnexperience/)
In this six minute video, follow students talking about their potential careers, making cold calls and having brief interviews with notable leaders. Along the way, the students learn about the challenges their leaders went through and discover new pathways and possibilities in life.
Volunteer Lists (http://uwnns.org/main.asp?pID=372)
United Way of Reno offers many opportunities for volunteers.
TMCC Job Preparation Center (www.tmcc.edu/jobprep/)
Summer or part-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities (in potential career field).
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