How to get the most out of our Meet the Professionals event
On this day you have the opportunity of talking to several experts and seeing where you might fit into the industry. It will be an exciting experience so remember to give it your all. Here we have five tips to help you get the most out of it.
1. Start researching
As soon as the confirmed professionals list is released, you should have a look through and research those that sparked an interest to you - I'm sure you'll find a couple. Not only will you be able to keep an interesting and targeted conversation with the professional, but they will also most likely remember you from the crowd. This way, you can ask more important questions and go right into what you want the outcome to be.
2. Personality and appearance
Besides looking casual/formal you should adopt a mature and professional way. Be approachable and smiley, make sure to show them your best self and what you can offer them. Also, have fun!
This can truly be the deciding point between getting the internship and staying on their list of interest.
3. CV and business cards
Bring your CV with you!
If you have a creative/classic CV with you now is the time to hand it out and shine. You can also bring business cards and follow up later on!
This puts you one step closer to your dream job and makes things easier as you'll just need to follow up.
4. Send an email (follow up)
Now, the most important step is to continue the good work and send them an email. Professionals are often busy and need to be reminded. I'm sure they would like to hear from you!
5. Stay in touch
Even if in the end you didn't get what you were looking for, stay in touch. Next year it might be your chance. Don't get demotivated and keep trying. It will all be worth it in the end.