Tap into your university alumni base
”Alumni enjoy assisting recent grads, especially if you have practical skills and are willing to pay your dues,” said Shen-Filerman, who suggested discussing the passion and skills that you hope to bring to an employer. “Don’t come out and directly ask for a job at the start. Learn about them, talk about your interests and opportunities may develop.”
A mentor can be extremely helpful in your job search, Sanford said.
This person should be able to spend more than just a half-hour discussing what you want out of your career. They should push back and tell you the truth about any things you should do differently.