Networking & LinkedIn
Design Portfolio Review Remote provides great opportunities to network with professionals. Collect contact info, either through your meetings or by finding employer contacts in ArtWorks and keep in touch. You should be able to find and connect with most of the participating employers on LinkedIn.
Thank You Correspondence
Ideally, a thank you note via email or handwritten note should be sent within a day or two after meeting someone. This will help you to build rapport and develop lasting professional connections. These connections can support your search and application for internships and jobs. Thoughtful, well-crafted correspondence can demonstrate your genuine interest and sincere appreciation of others.
Your message should include:
A thank you for meeting and talking with you.
A reminder of how you met.
A comment about a particularly meaningful point that came up in your conversation, information they shared with you, and/or tips or advice they provided.
Close your message by letting them know you look forward to staying in touch. You should include a link to your online portfolio and/or attach your resume to the message.