How to Take Connections to the Next Level

NY Creative Interns Axis Networking

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Proactive Networking

Networking, like business development, is all about strategy. We always want you to take things to the next level, so here’s a simple plan for building and growing your network. The approach is from Keenan Cummings, an inspirational designer and thinker, whom I recently had the pleasure of meeting and whom you should probably be following. Particularly all of you designers out there.

Online and Offline

In addition to email, you can leverage social networks such as LinkedIn or Twitter, for proactive networking. We’ve also covered how to land a job using social media.

For advice on the in person, or the horizontal section of our “axis networking,” see the following post on mastering conversations. We’d love to see you at a future mixer, and we’re are all over helping you develop these skills. Our next mixer is March 21, 2012, and other exciting events can be found on the NY Creative Interns events page.

Finally if you love video tips, you may want to check out the following clip from our co-founder Emily on landing the internship of your dreams.

So which creative professionals are you dying to meet and add to your network?

About the Author

Judi was the mentor of NY Creative Intern Tushar Khandelwal in 2011. She is currently available for work in all areas of digital marketing, and her passion is the arts. Find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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