Viterbi Networking Events

The Virtual Graduate Mixer connects students with Viterbi Alumni and Industry Professionals in a convenient virtual setting. Students will have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of Viterbi Alumni and engineering professionals from anywhere in the world.

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Benefits

of Virtual Networking

Why Attend?

• Chat with Viterbi Alumni & industry professionals
• Learn more about organizations
• Connect with professionals in your field
• Practice your networking skills

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Expectations

During Events

What to do

• Visit the virtual site prior to the event
• Indicate your knowledge skills and abilities on your profile
• Chat with as many people as possible & collect contact information
• Follow up with the contacts you've made

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Prepare

Intros, Exits and Pitch

How to Prepare

• Add a resume to your profile
• Create a sheet of questions and your introduction, so you can copy and paste during chats
• Create an introduction that is short but signifies the best of you
• Remember to ask the person how you should follow-up

Networking Tips

Individuals

Attending

Research Before You Go

• Review list of names in booth
• Research attendees using LinkedIn
• You will randomly connect to someone, and you can not choose who you speak with
• Any contact is a good connection regardless of their background and position

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How to Prepare for In-Person Networking Events

Benefits

of Networking

Why Attend?

• Meet with employers & Viterbi alumni
• Learn more about organizations
• Explore a variety of opportunities
• Practices your pitch and networking skills

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Expectations

During Events

What to do

• Dress in business smart
• Introduce yourself and give your pitch
• Meet as many people as possible & collect contact information
• Follow up with the contacts you've made

30 sec. Pitch

Prepare

Intros, Exits and Pitch

How to Prepare

• Practice your introduction
• Create your 30-second elevator pitch
• Prepare several open-ended questions
• Learn how to exit conversations to meet more people

Networking Tips

Participating Companies

Coming Soon!

Research Before You Go

• View the attendee list
• Research each participating company
• Take notes on people you'd like to connect with during the event
• Create your networking event game plan

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Viterbi Career Connections Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to vcareers@usc.edu before close of business day at least 48 business hours in advance of the event. Any cancellations after that time-frame will be considered a no-show. Student's who no-show events, may lose the privileged of RSVPing for future events with limited spaces. Your registration can not be transferred to another student.