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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

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.