This blog documents my MBA student life at Ryerson University, Canada (2010-2012). It was an attempt to demystify the MBA experience, help understand MBA topics & encourage MBA wannabes. I have a Pre-MBA blog about B-School application process (and a few other blogs) as well. I used to blog actively in the past and interact with readers regularly, but life got very busy after my MBA. Good luck. Take care. Cheers! Gerry.
How networking works and How it worked for me: An anecdote:
#TRSM Workshop on Networking & Business Etiquette 29 September, 2011. Speaker: Kathy Conway (Advisor of Talent Development - McCarthy Tetrault)
Kathy & Kieran spoke during a Workshop on Networking yesterday (organized by Nicole D, Manager, Career Services). Kathy did an experiment. She said, someone ask the attendees a specific question and chances are that he / she shall find a random network in the room. I asked "Does anyone know someone working in a Pharma company?". One girl did. She talked to me after the meeting. She knows the VP at another Pharma company in Toronto and said that she could help me get a job!
Moral of the story: Meet a LOT of people. Talk to a lot of people. Open up. Do not be shy. Make the move. Initiate conversations. Engage people. And you could get what you want. Its worth a try anyway. What do you have to lose, eh?