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One of our jobs constantly is to network and resource our students and cohort with opportunity – in fact, it is one of our greatest responsibilities, all the time!
So we are networking machines, going to bat for our students and using any and all means to connect them with future employers. And we always choose relationship-based avenues first. In other words, we choose to network and connect our students to people that we know and trust.
LinkedIn helps a lot with that as you can see above – our staff has a huge network of qualified employers who are looking for our talented students and can’t wait for them to graduate and be available.
In fact, we make casual and light introductions all throughout the semester so that we never have to have one of those awkward “recruitment events” where we intentionally collide our students with employers.
We much rather have candid conversations with employers who know our culture and know the quality of our students and then have them interface with students throughout the coursework, taking them out to lunch, grabbing coffee, and building real relational equity.
In this way we provide even better hiring scenarios matching culture and personality with opportunity instead of just a blind technical skillset match. It’s a much more natural way of doing good work and making the way for long-term vocational excellence.