1. Do be social - You never know who you are really meeting and who they may know. Your next big break/job could come from the least of your expectations.
1. Don’t worry - It’s normal to be nervous, but no one is expecting you to be perfect or know it all. Remember it’s your first time and that is okay.
2. Do prepare - Write your questions down if you need or want too. Don’t be afraid to look like you are on an interview so to speak. It’s okay to know what you want to discuss.
3. Don’t overstay - It’s okay to chat, but know when you are taking up too much time.
4. Do be on time - Timeliness is important. Let your group know if you believe you may be running late so they don’t think you stood them up.
4. Don’t be rude - Step away to take phone calls.
5. Do learn - Soak up all the knowledge each person shares and use it.
5. Don’t complain – This is not time for you to dump your negative emotions. This event should be positive and uplifting.
6. Do have fun - Remember the reason for your meeting. Enjoy every moment and the memories you make.
6. Don’t shy away – Conversations are built upon questions, responses, and in between dialog. Make it fun! Talk about things that may be of common interest, but don’t be uptight. It’s okay to let your hair down!