Networking Tiger Style

In tough job markets, it helps to have your friends supporting you. Joseph Prezioso ’15 learned that on RIT’s Alumni Association LinkedIn page.

Joseph posted to the private RIT alumni site that he was having trouble with his job search. His fellow Tigers jumped in to help. Dozens of RIT alumni offered encouragement, advice, and even asked him to send his resume so they could share it with colleagues and contacts. He also heard from the Alumni Relations Office and the Career Services Office with suggestions on how he can use his alumni benefits to support his job search.

The Official RIT Alumni Association LinkedIn group connects nearly 16,000 alumni through discussions and information about work life, industry topics, and how RIT’s rise to national prominence is making your degree more visible and valuable. The group is private so we can be sure that only RIT alumni are connecting with you. In addition to LinkedIn group membership, RIT alumni have other opportunities to build their professional Tiger network:

With the valuable advice he got from the alumni LinkedIn members, Joseph made progress in just a few weeks.

“I appreciate all the feedback I’ve gotten so far,” said Joseph. “I have gotten a few interviews, and I feel like some of the advice I’ve gotten has helped me secure those interviews. For the time being, I’m going to focus on finding a suitable position while keeping my skills as sharp as I can.”