Spring is finally here – I know that because my kids have the week off and we ventured to the beach for five days. While sitting in the sand, I reflected on my “networking high season” approaching – my annual peer conference, Darden reunions, Darden Days for admitted students, and of course networking with alumni [...]
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For Thanksgiving this year we ventured down to Georgia to be with my husband’s family. I always love this holiday not only because of the comforting food and abundant football, but also because it provides a time to reflect on the blessings of the past year. The annual gathering of the English Family accentuates how [...]
At a party last week I had a conversation with my friend, Joe, who sells a software product to hospitals. I was asking him about the process he uses to sell. As we spoke, it occurred to me that the process Joe uses is very similar to the process I advise job seekers to use. [...]
I was in the store last weekend and overheard two women making their plans for Black Friday. They were developing their strategy for the upcoming shopping extravaganza – when to start, where to go first, what order to hit the stores and how to pace themselves. It was clear these women would maximize the savings [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 1st, 2011
Receptions and parties can be excellent forums to meet and strengthen professional relationships and boost your career. Yet so many business people avoid these types of events like the plague. With sufficient forethought and preparation, attending a reception should be enjoyable and productive for even the most introverted person.
Last week I was reminded of how [...]
Job searching can be frustrating, particularly in the summer when meetings and decisions tend to be postponed by vacationing decision makers. Delays have not deterred some recent Darden graduates from effectively hunting for their first job out of school. Alumni Career Services has had the pleasure of assisting our newest alumni this summer … and [...]
Alumni Career Services Featured Success Story,
Danica Hunt Harrahy (MBA ’96)
Career transitions can be stressful in the best of times, but conducting a job search during the 2009 downturn was particularly challenging for many. Darden alumna Danica Hunt Harrahy (MBA ’96, pictured) experienced these challenges first-hand when she left her employer of 13 years (Capital One), [...]