Networking

QUICK LINKS...

TWO WAYS TO ACCESS SNRE ALUMS

1) SNRE LinkedIn Group: Click on MEMBERS tab/ Click on "Advanced Search"/ Enter search parameters (ex: Click on "Location" + to search for alums in a certain City)

  • Access to over 1,500 SNRE alums and students
  • Must have a LinkedIn profile and be a member of the SNRE LinkedIn group
  • Set up informational interviews to learn more about their company, their work, and to build your professional network

2) SNRE eRecruiter: Click on EMPLOYERS/ Click on CONTACTS/ Click on "Detailed Search"/ Click on SNRE Alumni--YES

  • Access to over 600 SNRE alums who are working at environmental organizations
  • Set up informational interviews to learn more about their company, their work, and to build your professional network

NETWORKING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

View our Powerpoint slides for our inside tips on how to network with social media including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more!

View this video from a recent alum, sharing his tips about networking on LinkedIn!

NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS:

An Introvert's Guide to Networking (posted with author Lisa Petrilli's permission)

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES:



INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

  • Informational interviews are informal 20-30 minute conversations via phone, in person, or via Skype that you can set up with professionals in the field. These conversations can help you determine if the organization is a good fit for you, provide insider tips on what it's like to work there, what skills the company values, and help you develop key networking relationships that may assist you in finding or creating internship or job opportunities.



BUSINESS CARDS

  • SNRE Student Business Card Template
    • SNRE students can click on the link "SNRE Student Business Card Template" to access the template and create their own business cards.  Students may obtain up to 3 sheets of card stock (which will make 30 business cards) from OAP (1520 Dana) and print their own cards.  
    • If students need access to a high quality printer to print their business cards, they can email their completed template to snre.careers@umich.edu and we will print up to 3 sheets of business cards (30 business cards) and put them in your SNRE mail folder.
    • Turnaround time is typically 1-2 business days (but please let us know when you need to have them by).  If you need to purchase business card stock for additional copies, the template is set up for use with Avery #5371. 
  • Free Business Cards are also available through the U-M Alumni Association (orders are taken in March).
  • Additional Business Cards (50-250) can be ordered (for a fee) through the U-M Printing Service office--students must pay cash and pick them up.  Orders are typically completed within 5 business days but be sure to call U-M Printing Service to confirm for your order.

If you have any comments or feedback about any of the resources listed on this website, please send an email to snre.careers@umich.edu .  We welcome your comments!