INSIDE: Get the Connection

Get the Connection

By Grace Belize Anderson, President

Do you remember your very first FCCLA trip? Maybe it was just across town, across the state, or maybe across the country!

Do you remember the people you met and connected with on that first trip? Some of those people may have been mentors, were your contact for your first job, became some of your best friends, or maybe just taught you a lesson or skill that has helped you in life.

Whatever it may be, FCCLA is a great way to connect with others and establish contacts that can help you in the future! Because of contacts I have established in FCCLA, I have been able to make connections with opportunities for future internships and jobs in a wide variety of areas. I have also made friends across the country and have people I can rely on should I ever need a helping hand.

Maybe you want to work on getting to know others and establishing those same connections.

Here are some easy ways to connect with others:

  • Do not be afraid to introduce yourself and strike up a conversation.
  • Create and share business cards, which are fun to make and a great way to share contact information.
  • Take pictures and share on social media.
  • Reach out to business professionals and other personnel you meet that you think could help you in the future. If they are working in a career field you are interested in and you want to learn more about what they do, emailing them and staying in contact is very important. They might be the contact you need to pursue an internship or job in the future.

Be sure to share how you have connected with others through FCCLA by using #FCCLAconnects to !nspire others to get connected as well.

Here’s to strong connections through FCCLA!

 

Grace Belize Anderson, President

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