I was very impressed with the students and their questions of us. We really wanted to make sure that they were prepared for internships and careers. There were a couple of points that I made, specifically as a Hiring Manager that I wanted to share to my Moxie friends.
Networking – it’s critical to develop contacts and connect with a varied group of people - especially in a college setting when it's easy to get in a comfort zone and only hang out with people of sameness or like interests. That has the potential to limit you and your opportunities. I also stressed the importance of starting to network while in school. Sending out a plethora of resumes is a common strategy that will eventually yield a job. However, a recommendation from an acquaintance is more likely to yield a more promising career.
Taking these two tips to heart can make a difference, not only during your college career but in the real working world too. It was fun giving back and connecting with friends I have not seen in a while. I look forward to spreading My Moxie at other upcoming events so stay tuned!