Hustle 101: Networking for College Students & Recent Grads

Emily Miethner, Founder, President, FindSpark

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About This Class

Are you struggling to find a job you care about? Getting turned down and you don’t know why?

I founded NY Creative Interns and have spoken at conferences, colleges, and events across the country about erasing negativity from the phrase "it's all about who you know." Life is all about the people you meet and the things you create with them, but that's not a bad thing!

This class is designed for college students and recent grads who are looking for help finding their place (and a job, perhaps?) in the big city (or any city).

 In this class we’ll cover ways to reach out to people, balancing your search with social activities, how to find the best events, and the art of hustle. You’ll leave class feeling confident and prepared to find and meet people who will help you in the next stage of your career. Plus, you’ll have fun!

During class we will:

  • Discuss how to stand out in the sea of applicants
  • Uncover the best way to get informational interviews (ie meet cool people you admire)
  • Learn why going out is as important as emailing resumes
  • and more!

This class will consist of one kick-off livestream - I'll spend about 60 minutes on the presentation, with the rest of the time for application of what you’ve learned and Q&A. You'll work on a series of tasks that will help you practice your networking skills, and we'll hop back on a final livestream for feedback and Q&A.

By the end of this class, you'll have built your first networking hitlist...but you won't stop there. You'll actually make connections, whether in person or online!

“Emily is a great teacher because she’s genuine and passionate about what she’s talking about.”

“I made a couple new friends/contacts! I was surprised how effective a virtual event could be.”

“I love NY Creative Interns events because they teach professional principles while being light-hearted and casual. Everything is easier when you feel like you’re in a comfortable and welcoming environment.”

“Emily has tons of first hand experience when it comes to networking and making connections. This class provided some GREAT advice on all sorts of things from how to meet new people, find cool events or how to write an efficient email. The best part was Emily had many personal anecdotes throughout the class that she would share. I would definitely recommend this class to a recent graduate, it really gets you in the mindset you need to start reaching out and get stuff done!”

16 of 18 students recommendSee All

Emily has a lot of great advice for soon-to-be and recent graduates. Not only is providing you with great insight, but she presents it in a fun way. All of it is very easy to understand, and all of it is very achievable. Good tips on getting connected #IRL!
Dawn O'Neall

Illustrator + Designer

Great intro to networking :)
Emily Chen

Lifelong Learner

Ms. Miethner is a great mentor. The way she ran her class, especially the live video teaching, was a great way to allow her students to get all the questions on the table, and she offered up some great examples for better broadening my network.





Emily Miethner

Founder, President, FindSpark

Passionate about the power of relationships and their positive effect on our careers and happiness, I can be found at events, conferences, and schools speaking about the importance of building relationships; online and offline.

I’ve presented at The International Young Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, Columbia University, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Time Inc, and New York University, among others, been featured in The New York Times, U.S. News, and Fast Company, and written for Mashable.

As Founder and President of FindSpark, the largest Meetup for college students and recent grads in the country, I’ve produced dozens of events, interactive classes, and workshops about social media and networking that have engaged and inspired creatives at all stages of their careers.

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