Go! Even if it Doesn’t Relate to Your Major

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Are you the student who ONLY attends events that targets your major?  For instance, if your major isn’t in the title of the event  you  don’t show up or if your major isn’t mentioned in the job description you don’t apply.  Unless an event or program specifically bars your attendance or participation I’d like for you to consider using every  recruiting activity on your school’s campus as a way to showcase your brand and learn about the various opportunities that companies offer.  Events and activities are a good way for you to practice communicating your message.  The more events you attend the better you get at meeting people and expanding your personal contact network.  You may also be exposed to  new industries and companies and ways to utilize your major that  you not have previously considered.  Don’t limit your job search experience by simply focusing on events that apply to your major.  Think outside of the box and expand your horizons just a bit by participating in something that doesn’t seem to relate to  your  area of study; you may uncover an area that becomes a new interest.

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