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"Networking for a New Generation" Webinar Offered 10/20 - RSVP now to prepare for Recruiting; Searching for Internships

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Ready for the interviews needed for jobs, internships, or graduate school? Not sure where to start your job search or how to get your foot in the door? The Rockefeller Center has a free workshop just for you! RSVP online here.

On Sunday, October 20th from 8-9:30 PM, Kaneisha Grayson, founder of The Art of Applying, will host a webinar on "Networking for a New Generation" for the Rockefeller Center. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • how to be a detective using LinkedIn to figure out who you should even be trying to network with
  • how to figure out which people are the most likely to respond to your emails
  • the easy and effective word-for-word script of what to write in the first email you send them
  • how to make sure you get on their calendar no matter how busy they are—usually within a week!
  • the kinds of questions you should ask during a networking call or informational interview
  • how to keep the relationship going beyond the initial call—without being a pest

Got questions? You can submit questions ahead of time, and there will also be 30 minutes for live Q&A!About our speaker, Kaneisha Grayson:Kaneisha GraysonKaneisha Grayson is the Founder of The Art of Applying, a company that provides coaching and community for applicants to top MBA, MPP, and fellowship programs. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she earned Second Year Honors (top 20% of Second Year students). She has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a George Leadership Fellow through the Center for Public Leadership. Kaneisha has a BA in Black Studies from Pomona College where she was awarded Most Influential Senior Woman, Outstanding Senior Thesis in Black Studies, and won an award for a short story she wrote while studying with David Foster Wallace. She spent the year preceding graduate school in Accra, Ghana as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.Kaneisha has been a featured speaker at Harvard Business School (twice), Dartmouth College (twice), The Ivy Leadership Summit, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and the RISE Conference (Relationship & Information Series for Entrepreneurs), named as the 2013 Must Attend Conference for Entrepreneurs byForbes. Kaneisha has written for or been featured in outlets such as MBADiversity, Beat the GMAT, MBA Podcaster, and Vault.Kaneisha is also a self-help author, having recently published a book for college-aged women titled Be Your Own Boyfriend. The book was launched in early 2013 thanks to the contributions of 230 people from around the world who gave over $11,000. Be Your Own Boyfriend has been featured online at ESSENCE and Black Enterprise among others.Kaneisha lives, works, and eats tacos in her hometown of Austin, Texas.

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