364MC: Professional Practice #3 – Making Contact

The Brief

  • A contact list of at least ten professionals you have identified as being potentially useful for your future career and that you have approached as part of your research.
  • This should include discussion of, and reflection upon, how and why these contacts were chosen and evidence of the types of contacts you have had with them.
  •  A comment/feedback by one or more professionals in your chosen career regarding the suitability and quality of your professional portfolio (e.g. by e-mail).

Who Should I Contact?

  • Industry professionals
  • Communities of practice
  • Potential colleagues
  • Anyone who can further your career aspirations

How Should I Contact Them?

  • Social Media
  • Linkedin
  • Email
  • Blogs
  • Write an actual letter

Where Can I Meet Them?

  • External projects
  • Internships
  • Talks and conferences
  • Festivals and events

 

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