Students don’t have a lot of time for anything other than studying or that’s what they are supposed to be doing. It’s the best time to start networking using your student business cards. They will come in handy when you finally graduate and are looking for a job.
It’s never too early to start networking and that’s not only social networking. The best way to keep your name out in the business world is to have some business cards made up and hand them out at various job fairs, social gatherings and city dinners, and charities that include business leaders. Using your student business cards when out and about will keep the business world abreast of those who impressed them. They will keep your business card especially if you’ve talked to them about when you graduate and what you are specializing in for your profession.
Business leaders always keep the business cards of the student that impressed them at job fairs. They might even call you while you still have classes to take. The art of business network is very important to your profession. Wherever you go when you go socializing make sure you take a handful of your student business cards to hand out to people you want to talk to later.
Be careful about flooding the business arena with your business card. If everyone has one they won’t be calling you. It means you’re too pushy and will hob-knob with anyone. They would prefer you to be unique. So be careful about handing out your student business cards to everyone you meet.
Also, business socializing is different than visiting a job fair or going to a business to see how it runs. Business socializing is done at city gatherings such as a party with the city’s leaders or charity functions that a business leader will attend. That’s when you want to hand out your student business cards just so they know you’re there. But be careful about handing them out to everyone. Choose your business leaders wisely; otherwise, they will just throw your business card into the trash. They might even talk to two people and they will talk to two people and so on and so on…just to see if they were impressed with you.
Use your student business cards to leave an impression with the business leader you eventually want to work with or at least do business with later when you’re established in your profession. Believe it or not, businessmen and women talk to each other all the time, even if they are in the same business. They exchange information, especially after a job fair to see if each other has the same impression of the people they’ve met. So, remember to use your student business cards when you do your networking but hand them out sparingly and only to those you want to contact you when you graduate.