Now that you’ve been an MBA student for almost a full school year, being on the other side of admitted student events can be an exciting time. This year will obviously be different – events will be toned down, virtual, or may not even happen until schools open their physical doors. Regardless of what events your school offers, take advantage of this time to connect with incoming students. Who knows – one of them could be your next business partner, employee, or boss! Here are some quick tips as you network during the weekend:
- Attend any virtual events that are organized. Admits are especially uncertain about what is ahead for them, and they will especially appreciate a friendly face at this time.
- Ask your Admissions Office or any International Student resources if there are students who could use help. This could include students from your home country navigating visa issues or students who could use help deciding whether to even attend.
- Ask friends, family, and colleagues at work for names of people you could help. This is a particularly powerful way of networking with MBA student bodies outside of your own school. Your network could multiply quickly!
- Try pulling out an old (or not-so-old) piece of clothing with the name of your college or hometown on it, and show your pride – it could be a fun way to connect with someone from your alma mater!
- Be a representative for student groups you are involved in, which will allow you to meet admits with similar interests and goals.