The Importance of Networking

As we wrap up the 2019 CDE Summer Internship clinic, the journey has really just started.  For all of the interns involved, the clinic has given us a platform to build our network and sell ourselves to future employers!

Throughout the clinic, it has been stressed that networking is very important.  The reception afterward proved it.  Interns from both cohorts mingled with professionals in the local community on Wednesday, August 14th.

“It was great to get to know some of these people in a more relaxed setting, while also having some quality conversation!” Jamie Ferguson stated.  She had been working with PassiveBolt over the course of her internship and had nothing but rave reviews.

With the clinic over, many interns are continuing with the companies that they were placed with.  Makenna Giles, with LawnGuru, is continuing her role as a social media manager.  “We had fun throughout the internship, and I’m glad I can continue the experience into this next semester.  I’m part of the Guru Fam now!”

Did you miss out on the clinic this year?  No need to worry, the networking opportunities have just begun!  In November, the CDE will be hosting a Digital Marketing Workshop to help you get ahead of the game in your field, as well as chat with local business leaders.  CDE Alumni and interested students are encouraged to come  join in on the fun!

Overall, the CDE Summer Internship clinic was an amazing experience and one that I value.  If you have any questions regarding networking, job experience, or what exactly the mentors are looking for when interviewing candidates, please reach out to us on Facebook or shoot me an email at

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