Friday, August 07, 2009

Utilizing the Tangled Web that is Your Network.

In the past week, Steve had set up meetings for me with a public accounting firm as well as a law firm. Both were incredible experiences to see what kinds of advice professionals in both fields can provide to someone graduating in a few months. I was able to meet with numerous contacts at both locations, providing a true insight into both worlds. I am so grateful for the opportunities provided to me by working at Liggett Stashower. Above all the largest lesson I learned from both visits was that networking and properly using your network is key. Whether it be finding a job, or expanding your client base, the larger and closer your network is to you, the better off you will be in the business world. It is all about relationships. The relationships I am making here at Liggett are phenomenal. I will forever be able to use my experience here as a jumping point for the rest of my career.

Speaking of relationship building, last night was our intern party. We were able to unveil our t-shirt and poster designs to the executive committee, intern committee, our mentors, and our families. It was a wonderful experience to finally meet and get to know the families of all the other interns. You can truly tell a lot about a person by meeting their family. I was thoroughly impressed by all the other families. I now know where the interns get their personalities and character traits.

The intern party was slightly sad. It is hard to believe that we only have one week left in this experience, and that this is my last blog post. Even harder to believe though is the strength of relationships I was able to make while here at Liggett. I will be leaving here with six new friends, and relationships with wonderful people within a fantastic agency. This has been one great summer, I don’t know that I would have had as helpful of an experience had I not been at Liggett.

Danielle E.
Financial Intern


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