Are you interested in being great in your future profession? Are you confident that you can succeed, if only you had the network of a person that has been in the business for several years? Are you looking for a shortcut?
Well, if you are a student, then you are most certain to do some project work or thesis. If you can control the direction of the thesis, think of how you can do it to build your network in the areas that you want to. If for example you are thinking of being an entrepreneur, running a business in sell educations, then you could do a thesis on the structure and needs of the top companies in your region regarding educations. This way, you will get a real case to work with, you can book meeting and establish contact with the decision makers at the top companies and you will get a head start on starting your business.
Sure, that obvious, you’re probably thinking. I could not agree more. So what can you do to develop the concept? Maybe you can build the connections even harder to the top companies by telling them that you would be glad to recommend them to the other top companies that you meet during the interviews. Now you start adding value to the companies, as well as your brand. The executives are probably thinking that this is a smart person which is eager to go the extra mile. Do not ask for compensation though, if you play your cards right you will get the favour returned at a later occasion.