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12-02-2010, 11:47 AM
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wahoowa
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Originally Posted by Valhoun View Post
It's all about networking.

The best advice to give anyone in college is that they need to network and make contacts. An internship is lightyears more valuable than taking that ******** 2 credit art class in Rome or even a legitimate Summer class.

In DC, for example, most of the good jobs are already spoken for. Businesses just go through the hiring process so they don't get sued. But they already know who they want or, at worst, have it narrowed down to 2 or 3.
No doubt networking is important. If your network is weak, however, returning to school is a strong option. That's what I found when I was looking for work during my last year and went to grad school. Immediately met some good people, used my degree to get a few interviews, and boom.

I know a few people on this board are from NOVA (Northern Virginia for all you Yanks) or DC. I'm looking for places in Arlington or Georgetown to keep having to drive to a minimum... anyone have any good recommendations?

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