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The Art of Asking a Good Question

Asking a good question is an essential life skill. In fact, in October 2020 when searching “ask questions” in the LinkedIn Learning platform, 595 results appeared. In August 2021, there were 745! Results included entire courses on asking questions (How …

By Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them)
Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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Make an Outreach Request – Examples

Steve Dalton’s 6-point email, from the Two Hour Job Search, is one example of an outreach method to industry professionals. Here are other examples of outreach messages you might find helpful as a starting point:

LinkedIn Connection Requests & Messages

By Erin Carlini (she/her)
Erin Carlini (she/her) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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Refine How You Make an Outreach Request 

Requests during the job or internship search are sent to a variety of individuals with different goals in mind.
As you make a request, consider your goal. If your goal is it ask directly for a job – STOP – …

By Erin Carlini (she/her)
Erin Carlini (she/her) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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Reflect on Feedback and Advice Received During Targeted Outreach

While searching for an internship or a job we often want to go faster to reach the finish line, however, there is value in pausing to reflect and adapt based on the advice you receive from industry professionals.  Building a …

By Erin Carlini (she/her)
Erin Carlini (she/her) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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Recruiter Advice for Reaching Out

Wouldn’t it be great to get insider information from multiple recruiters at various organizations all in one place? Well, look no further. Here are some great tips for making sure your outreach is working. Recruiters from companies such as IBM, …

By Jenny Johnson (she/her)
Jenny Johnson (she/her) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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