Upon graduating from Weatherhead in 2010, I found myself working in Sydney, Australia, with one of the world’s premier design and strategy consulting firms. The experience was tremendous in that it challenged me cognitively, culturally and professionally. It also afforded me with the opportunity to fast track my business acumen and develop my own consulting ethos in a way that I feel was unique to working internationally. But, I eventually came to the point where I wished to bring that skill set closer to home.
|Weatherhead Alumnus, Brooks Modie|
The first step was to complete my profile with the additional relevant skills and experience accrued over the past few years. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, I needed to develop my new network, first virtually and then more concretely via coffee, networking events or when mutual circumstances brought us together. Using my ever-‐growing network for practical purposes was key in becoming informed about potential opportunities, but it also served a greater purpose. Using LinkedIn for social and professional networking opportunities was important in helping to develop and promote my personal brand.