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Networking Guidance for Interns And College Students Seeking Internships

By October 31, 2019July 16th, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Internships like majority of jobs, are discovered and filled through networks and personal recommendations. Internships also are how students start building the vital connections that will fuel the rest of their careers.

Key takeaways:

  • Express your gratitude to the person who helped you land the internship
  • Update your linked in profile –tell your story

What to listen for:

  • 00:38 Who helped you land your internship?
  • 02:04 Why you should acknowledge their help?
  • 02:36 How networks have created jobs
  • 03:58 How to reach out to the person that landed you the internship
  • 04:50 Action steps to tie-up your networking
  • 05:38 What to do if your internship is over


“Personal connections move resumes from the black hole of online applications onto a hiring manager’s desk.” [02:18]

Maximize the potential of these prized opportunities with a little networking courtesy and know-how – and after listening to the episode, if you have more questions on this topic (or any other networking question), send Kelly an email at

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J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at