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Any tips on how to approach company representatives in information sessions? Thanks in advance :)

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Recent activity on Mar 25, 2019
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Omar asked on Mar 07, 2019

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Vlad
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replied on Mar 07, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Please disregard the other reply.

What's your objective?

I recommend the following steps:

  1. Ask the smart questions and try to have a conversation
  2. Write a thank you note. The content of the Thank You note depends on the objective. Write smth like:
  • "I just wanted to thank you for visiting our University...
  • It was especially interesting to hear about...
  • At the meeting, you've mentioned... Would you mind having a short call to discuss?

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Omar on Mar 08, 2019

Hi Vlad. Thank you for your comment. My objective was to do some sort of effective networking. I have been looking up the company's potential representatives at my university and read some of the articles they published and the projects they worked on. Would those be good/acceptable topics to discuss during the information session? It's a pre-hiring session so I am trying to leave a good impression and get the most out of the session.

B replied on Mar 25, 2019
McKinsey cases only

Seem genuiely interested, do a background check on the representatives (Linkedin), and research the recent projects the company has done, and bring those topics up when talking with reprensentatives to distinguish yourself from others

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Vlad
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replied on Mar 07, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

What're your ideas? We are happy to provide feedback.

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