High Point University will forever hold a special place in my heart. High Point is
just different. It is its own unique brand in itself and offers students countless opportunities
to step out of their comfort zone. I had the most wonderful 4 years there and will forever
thank the University for helping me become my best self.
Yesterday, I had the absolute pleasure and honor to speak to 200 seniors during their
senior seminar class with President Qubein. I sat on a panel with
five talented alumni who each brought a unique opinion and
perspective to the group.
Being a passionate net worker and connector, my topics were focused
on the importance of defining their own personal brands - a unique promise of value
authentic to you. We discussed how it is so crucial to have a differentiation factor
that sets you apart from the rest - since on average an employer sees 200
resumes. We then went into further detail on how to hold an informational interview,
secure mentors and making their LinkedIN shine.
1. Your brand is seen in three ways (tangible-resume/cover letter, online and in person)
2. An informational interview is an in person meeting or over the phone where you
have an opportunity to learn about an individual, company, industry etc.
3. 80% of jobs come from networking - your network is a wonderful
resources to help you find unlisted "hidden" jobs
The students were attentive, asked inquisitive questions and showed
an overall motivation to begin networking with intention. I was especially pleased to
meet the students who I connected with after the event who wanted to schedule a one- on- one
consultation to define their own personal brand. High Point breeds extraordinary
students in an inspiring environment - I am so grateful to be apart of it.