3 Steps to Using Small Talk for Networking

As you’re starting your MBA internships and full time positions, you probably have a lot of people telling you to network.  One of the best ways to network is through causal conversation or small talk.  Here’s how:

1.  Ask an open ended question.
2.  Listen for a point that you find interesting.
3.  Ask a followup question on that topic.

You can use these 3 steps to build your network and help you turn internships into job offers and full time jobs into promotions.


Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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