Ryan Hirsch, Director of Market Development (MDM) for Universities at Surgent, gives his top networking tips at University of Central Florida’s Meet the Firms event.

If you’re trying to get an internship or a full-time job and you’re attending Meet the Firms events, Ryan suggests that you come prepared. Research the companies who will be attending the event and talk to their representatives with confidence. Ensure that you let them know:

  • Your career interests
  • What year you are in school, and
  • If you’re looking for public or non-public practice.

Ryan’s biggest piece of advice is to make sure you follow up with the people you talked to. Remind them who you are and your interest in their company by sending them:

  • A physical leter
  • An email, or
  • A LinkedIn request to connect.
  • See what other tips Ryan gives for networking at Meet the Firms events: