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Approaching alumni before session begins [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2010, 14:44
Hi,

I will be starting the Weekend MBA at Booth in the Fall. Let's say I see a job on monster/linkedin/blah blah that fits my profile/experience. Let's say I go on linkedin and see that one of the alumni works in the company or even the same dept. Is it considered bad form to talk to that individual about working at his company and subtly referring to that particular job? Just wondering!

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Re: Approaching alumni before session begins [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 05:59
Mustachio411 wrote:
Hi,

I will be starting the Weekend MBA at Booth in the Fall. Let's say I see a job on monster/linkedin/blah blah that fits my profile/experience. Let's say I go on linkedin and see that one of the alumni works in the company or even the same dept. Is it considered bad form to talk to that individual about working at his company and subtly referring to that particular job? Just wondering!

Thanks


It depends entirely on how you approach it. If you've already enrolled in the Booth program (committed to attend, submitted tuition deposit etc.), explain to the alum that you're starting Booth in the fall, and approach it as an opportunity to learn more about the company/position - rather than expecting the alum to pull strings for you - you should be ok.
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Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 113
Schools: Booth, Kellogg, Olin All PT
WE 1: Tech/Manufacturing
WE 2: Tech/Finance
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Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 6

Re: Approaching alumni before session begins [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 09:09
Jerz wrote:
It depends entirely on how you approach it. If you've already enrolled in the Booth program (committed to attend, submitted tuition deposit etc.), explain to the alum that you're starting Booth in the fall, and approach it as an opportunity to learn more about the company/position - rather than expecting the alum to pull strings for you - you should be ok.


Jerz,

Thanks a ton for the advice. I already submitted the deposit and am committed to attending.
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Re: Approaching alumni before session begins   [#permalink] 13 Apr 2010, 09:09
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