In January, the Nobles Young Graduates Committee hosted a career panel for students currently in college and a few years out. Moderated by Ryan Ederle ’08, the panel was composed of graduates in real estate, politics, non-profit, business development, finance and investment. Nobles grads starting their careers were urged, “Use the Nobles network!” We have a body of thousands of Nobles graduates and parents who are always eager to help.

“The one thing I hear most often from grads is how excited they are to mentor or just get coffee with a young Nobles grad just out of college and starting their career,” says Kate Treitman Brown ’99, director of graduate affairs. Many of the panelists reported they got their “break” by using the Nobles network. The panel discussed the power of persistence (100 cover letters is not out of the question!) and the importance of following up for meetings. They also touted the value of the informational interview; one doesn’t have to go into every meeting asking for a job. Often, hearing stories of people’s career trajectories can help one find their own path.

The Young Graduates Committee, chaired by Colin Coughlin ’10, is a great resource for grads starting their career, and panelists are excited to help. Connect professionally with the Nobles graduate network through the LinkedIn group or on Switchboard. Special thanks to Maya Getter ’13, Tori Goyette ’10, Colin Coughlin ’10, Bobby Kelly ’09, Tim Nelson ’08 and Rick Goode ’08 for sharing their expertise. Nobles will continue to offer more networking events throughout the year. Stay tuned.

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