Everyone is telling you to network. Here’s how to start.
As you’re reading and getting advice on turning your MBA internship into an offer, I’m sure everyone always tells you to network. OK, understood, but how do you even begin?
Small talk is a great way to start building relationships, and is something relatively unique to US culture. One of my friends from Ghana told me making small talk was one of the most difficult parts of her job search, and she is one of the most capable professionals I’ve ever met!
Small talk breaks down into 3 keys: ask an open-ended question, listen for key components, and follow-up to continue the flow. More details on each piece of the puzzle in the article Utilizing Small Talk to Build a Foundation for Networking Success.