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The ACE team is available to help with any aspect of your career development wherever you find yourself on your career path - if you are seeking to advance within your company, make a shift or change careers completely, or if you need help figuring our the best route to take.
See this link for the Career Checklist for Adult Students and Alumni. This is a helpful tool in setting goals and organizing your career plan from exploring options to gaining meaningful and relevant experiences to allow you to engage with and emerge in your desired field and occupation. See below for helpful resources. We encourage you to consult these online resources before scheduling an appointment for an optimal learning experience.
Try and connect with lots of people – connect with colleagues, supervisors, friends, family, acquaintances from other community groups (like church or volunteer organizations). The more connections you have, the more potential you have to connect with new people in your field.
Follow groups on LinkedIn like Benedictine Alumni. Do a search through LinkedIn of additional groups you might want to follow. (Enter various terms in the search field at the top, then click ‘groups’ from the list on the right to filter only groups in the search.) Joining groups allows you to view other members of the groups, ask questions, and contribute to conversations online.
Also do a search of specific professional associations/organizations to follow.
When you send an invitation to connect with an individual you might not know (but who might be a fellow alum of BenU, for example, or share some other common ground with you), click on the person’s profile BEFORE clicking the “connect” button. From the profile view, when you then click “connect” you have the opportunity to personalize the note that’s emailed. This is always preferable. The note in this particular space is limited to 300 characters. An example of an invitation could be: Dear [Name], I’m a fellow BenU alum [or whatever your common ground might be] & am curious to learn more about ______. Would you be willing to have a brief chat with me via phone to talk about your career path & organization? Thank you in advance. I may be reached at [email] @ [email].com. Sincerely, NAME