Spark Interviews

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How would you define networking in your own words?

I would define it as going and meeting people who you would meet in a normal social setting to expand the number of contacts you have in a particular field.

When you go talk to people, you get a more balanced view, a broader view, and are more informed across the broader market. Let's take our CEO of investment management. She may look at...

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What do you do on campus?

I’ve got two roles. I am the director of the PACE (Panther Accelerated Career Experience) Program. That means that I teach PACE, but I’m also responsible for finding companies that will participate. In addition to that, I work with Panthers on Wall Street, which is a secondary responsibility.

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How would you define networking in your own words?

I think networking is a combination of meeting people to source potential relationships, and then developing the relationships that seem strategic to invest in.

Do you think that it’s important for undergraduates to begin networking in college or should they wait until after graduation?

I believe that...

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How would you define networking in your own words?

I think networking is all about how you identify people with similar or common interests and find out how you can help each other. It's not “How do I find somebody who can help me get a job?” I think that's the mistake that a lot of people make and where they get really uncomfortable. When you treat it as a transaction that’s all...

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What do you do? How long have you worked in this field?

I’m the director of training and Development for Payscape. I’ve been with the company since October 2017. However, I’ve been training for about 15 years in one capacity or another.

What have been your significant takeaways?

The difference between someone who can impact people and someone who’s just reading a...

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How would you define networking in your own words?

I would define networking as building relationships with people and making a strong relationship with people to learn and grow from them beneficially.

Do you believe that undergraduates should begin to build a professional network while in college?

Absolutely! That’s truly the way of the world. It’s tough out here...

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