Alumni Networking Guidelines Networking of course is a very big deal. The Wall Street Journal reported two years ago that 94% of successful job seekers claimed that networking had made all the difference for them. One area of networking that is particularly useful is that of contacting alumni. The office of Alumni Affairs wants to continue to offer Rose- Hulman students the opportunity to utilize this effective tool in helping gain worthwhile career information. With the support of the Career Services office we would ask that certain guidelines be adhered to when requesting alumni contacts and making contact with them. Be as specific as possible in your requests, searches by company, geographic location and degree area are usually the most helpful. The purpose of the contact is an informational gathering interview, not to ask for a job. ( If unsure about how to go about this, visit career services) Be mindful of their time, be courteous and be professional. If an alumnus has offered any advice, suggestions, contact names, or help in any way. Please follow up with a thank you and feedback to them of the results of any leads they may have given to you. We want to know if an alumnus has been of great help to you. Please let Brian Dyer of the alumni office or Kevin Hewerdine in career services know of your positive experience. If utilizing email messages, direct one message to one alumnus at a time. Do not send a generic email to multiple alumni at the same time. It is very impersonal and indicates that you are not interested in really talking to anyone. The alumni lists that you obtain are to be disposed of when you have finished utilizing them. Please do not leave lying around for anyone to pick up. Obtained lists are not to be used for any other purposes accept for networking opportunities to gather pertinent information. If utilized for any other reasons your ability to access such lists will be taken. I have read and understand my professional responsibility in utilizing an alumni list. Signed ______________________________________________________ Alumni Search Request Name: Major: Expected graduation date: Email address: Search Criteria Alumni with the following majors (list each major of interest): Alumni in the following locations (list specific locations): Alumni working for the following companies: Note: A signed “Alumni Networking Guidelines” form MUST be submitted with this request.