FACT 6:

Job boards post 450,000 new résumés a week, but most jobs are secured by networking and personal referrals.

In addition:

  • Up t0 85% of jobs are secured through professional networking and personal referrals/recommendations.
  • Networking will help you learn how to successfully market your skills.
  • Professional networks will also help you develop and improve your skill set, keep up with the latest trends in your industry, and meet prospective mentors, employers, and clients.
  • Networking is a two-way street, so be prepared to give help as well as accept help.

Students who participate in the Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP) learn a lot about networking: where to network, how to build and maintain a professional network, and are encouraged to attend local business networking events with Chambers of Commerce.

Students who successfully secure and serve one of our reinvented internships (as defined by the host employer) are eligible to receive a free, lifetime membership in The Rainmakers Club, an online community dedicated to networking and job acquisition.

*Payscale.com and other credible online sources.