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  • SumZero: The Facebook of Wall Street? Bloomberg Interview with Divya Narendra - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    considered it Instead he s been working non stop on his company ever since stepping foot on campus Even as a 1L at law school when everyone else was cramming for final exams Divya was taking calls from investors and future members during exam period Likewise I remember sitting next to him in Constitutional Law While everyone was ferociously outlining notes during class he was responding to emails from users on his website in addition to taking notes One thing that has always inspired me is people who do things differently Those who don t go the conventional route And people who give it their all to do something novel even outlandish Fortunately for Divya all the risk and the work have paid off as today he s built one of the top start ups on the planet Recently dubbed The Facebook of Wall Street SumZero has been featured on CNBC Bloomberg and FastMoney And just this past week Divya also did another interview on Bloomberg On the interview he talks about his company SumZero and what it means to build a social network for the buy side on Wall Street See below for information on Divya SumZero and the interview CLICK HERE to see that interview CLICK HERE to go to SumZero CLICK HERE to learn more about Divya Saturday May 14th 2011 Business School Careers Networking No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the

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  • Kirkland & Ellis Career Paths in the Law Reception - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    and we listened closely as the panel members gave their opinions on the legal industry and the recruiting process The panel discussed things such as the impact of the current economic environment different career paths to consider in the legal industry and what skill sets are important to develop In the process they also stressed the ability to write quickly and concisely the importance of networking and getting involved in civic organizations and the value that comes with working at a big firm as opposed to starting off in alternative career paths After all we were at a K E sponsored event After the panel session was over the event ended with a bit of informal networking with the panelists and with some of the members of K E In my view this is often the best part of these events because it provides the attendees with a unique opportunity to mingle with peers and follow up on the some of the remarks from the panelists sessions In this case I stayed behind to catch up with a few people I wanted to touch base with and I spoke at length with the former litigation attorney that now works as Counsel at a local Fortune company I could tell during the session that he had an interesting professional background and that we a number of similar views on networking and volunteering It was definitely a nice connection to make at the end We also talked a little bit about OCI I mentioned that I am personally excited for OCI because from a 30 000 foot view I m interested to see how the overall numbers will play out as compared to last year and how that will ultimately reshape the legal field Based on dozens of talks I ve had with firms and recruiters it sounds like the numbers will be a bit better But only time will tell and most students are still a bit nervous since everything is so uncertain And understandably so Kirkland has had a number of similar events this summer including an event co hosted with the Chicago Committee On Minorities In Large Law Firms the following week which I attended with a few people from my firm including our head of recruiting Bo Kim with my summer mentor from Vedder Price and also with a firm partner I ve worked pretty closely with this summer Once again the turnout at the event was good I suspect that s because these events have become more important for up and coming professionals in today s economy For one law school recruiting takes place in about two weeks so students have begun flocking to meet as many attorneys as possible Second is because younger professionals are also looking to network more and become even better connected to firms which may have future opportunities down the line In fact at the event I chatted extensively with a Northwestern alum that I met at another networking reception a few

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  • New Job? Setting Yourself Up To Succeed - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    not only to work with them later in the summer but more importantly to build relationships with them over time 2 Get early wins Another important part of a new job is getting a few early wins and figuring out how to build momentum in your role To put the idea in context consider the presidential race when Barack was campaigning His momentum ultimately helped him reach more people in future places Similarly think back to when he was newly elected to the role The same hold true when you begin a new job because expectations are high and perception can be very important And by the end of the first six months of a new job or the first couple of weeks of a summer job it s good to start meeting a lot of people to get involved in interesting projects critical projects that have real impact if you re at the senior level and communicate those success to stakeholders at the firm 3 Get to know the right people It goes without saying that meeting the right people can be an important factor in shaping our career or summer stay at a firm But by right I don t necessarily mean the top people Instead I mean the people who are key stakeholders that you need to know Those people who want to support you Those who want to get you involved And those who have the ability and network to actually get you involved As a new person at any level it s important to facilitate early introductions so that you can begin building relationships right away And I emphasize the word relationships not just knowing people One thing that business leader Jon Rice likes to say is that It is not who you know but instead it is who knows you well and thinks highly enough that they will go to bat for you 4 Do good work It goes without saying but in spite of all of these tactics above in the end you still do have to do good work You have to put in the time show critical thinking and analytical skills be both a leader and a team player and in the end deliver tangible results This is true for all new employees but it s especially true of senior leaders and perhaps more important at services firms where budget constraints and finding new clients are critical And this is especially important in the beginning because the work that you do will be what people remember and it will make an impression And although proving to be someone who does good work won t stick forever the impression that you do bad work can 5 Make an impression And if you do all the things above you will be able to make a good impression and manage your perception at the firm The is critical when it comes down to decision time for summers where some of the people may not

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  • Follow Up Or Fail. A Few Thoughts After Conferences in Chicago and NYC - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    significantly more But that s just an initial connection and my belief is that following up afterward is a chance to make it more personal to reach out to someone you really enjoyed meeting or to an employer you especially liked After all why go through all the hours and trouble of meeting people and spending significant time with some of them if you don t plan to really connect with them afterward And that s especially true if time and organization do become factors because then people would still tend to reach out to the employers or the people the enjoyed meeting most Granted sometimes it s easy to follow up when the number of people you meet is low On the other hand you d be surprised not only how many people forget when it is this easy but also how effective following up still is in these situations And that s because following up is a personal process especially when you can reach out in a way that is creative or that jogs their memory But that can be tough after a mega conference where memories are abound and where you have too many business cards to be creative with all of them or to even find all of them in all of your coat pockets And this description is similar to what I just had in NYC where a couple hundred people and dozens of employers showed up to mingle But despite the actual numbers I believe that it s still important to keep in touch with some of the people you meet That idea is validated by dozens of management studies one by Marshall Goldsmith for example that discusses the effects of managers who followed up in an organization The study showed that managers who were seen as not following up were perceived as only slightly more effective as a group than they were eighteen months earlier On the other hand those who did some follow up experienced a very positive shift in scores and those who had con sistent follow up had a dramatic positive impact Fortunately following up today is much easier in our super connected world of texting IMs emails and social media I personally like to use these mediums to exchange the information that we talked about at the event I often tell people I ll send them URLs of posts here on my website other URLs relevant information related to their careers or introduce them to someone else In fact I ve got a couple of those lingering after my last MLT conference in NYC On the other hand though it s important to remember that as you exchange information following up is not about asking someone what they can do for you or what they might know that can help you Instead it s about what you can do for them and what you can do to sustain a relationship with them That s because the best leaders know

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  • Working On A Presentation for Latino Legacy Weekend - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    website I believe that the labor force is the big issue of our time I think the key to giving a good presentation will be engaging the audience And compelling them with interesting information Fortunately my topic lends itself well to that But I plan to spend the next week or so figuring out how to be effective In a recent article I read that the human body is capable of experiencing over 5 000 emotions But in the course a single work week most people only experience a dozen of them To me means there s a lot of opportunity to evoke emotions that people tend not to have because they spend so much time on work family and other day to day things Emotions like fears vulnerabilities concerns and motivations And that s what the current economy has done to a lot of people Made them fear being of out work Become vulnerable to admit and discuss their fears and perceived failures Feel concern for friends and family who struggle with those fears And then find motivation to overcome their circumstances So there s a lot to work with and I hope I ll be able to come up with something good Overall it should be an interesting event The variety of presentations should be interesting the rewards of the conference should be manyfold and it will be a great way to meet a lot of new people As always stay tuned to hear how things turn out PS I ll also note that not only do I have this conference next weekend but I also have another professional conference in New York City in early June As such I ve decided to dedicate a my posts over the next two weeks to the conferences Before the conferences I ll discuss networking tactics and preparation for speaking to attendees and employers And afterward I ll do my best to journal the nuances of the events I hope that you ll check back to read A lot of people have been writing in recently with networking questions So I look forward to posting over the next few weeks Saturday May 22nd 2010 Careers Labor Economics Networking 3 Comments to Working On A Presentation for Latino Legacy Weekend TB May 24 2010 Jeremy That s a brilliant way to view giving a presentation as an opportunity to engage the audience by causing them to evoke emotion based on the topic This is really helpful Next week I have to speak to a group of recent college grads who will be starting their professional careers at my company on the power they have to drive their careers in whatever direction they choose For my presentation to be of any value it s critical that I connect with them and I have been exploring different ways to do that This provides a different perspective from which I can approach things Thanks for the info and I look forward to subsequent posts on

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  • Careers Question: Is It Too Soon To Start Networking? - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    may come off as desperate and less sincere And if that s the case I suspect that those characteristics will probably be evident to those you re speaking to And so if it is the case that you have greater urgency than I d say that be transparent about it Because that way you re still being sincere and you can still build a relationship based on trust and honesty and as a result maximize its impact 2 Find the right people To that end it might also make sense to ensure that you connect with the most appropriate people up front in order to maximize your chance to get sincere connections Because your questions will be related to the things they know best and your interests will be highly correlated with their passions I ve read a few books by Keith Ferrazzi he and I share a uniquely similar background in almost every respect and one of the main things he emphasizes is that to really connect with people you have to find a way to become part of the things that are most interesting to them or most important And relating back to point number one I personally would be careful not to manufacture that process Because in the end sincere connections those built on trust and on honesty are the ones that will last but conversely those manufactured for personal gain often don t And this may be especially important when you re networking with the right crowd because that crowd may be in your target industry and it s best not to hurt those relationships in the long run 3 Channel your aggression To points one and two there s nothing at all wrong with being aggressive Being aggressive in your career journey is important In fact critical Being aggressive at a conference or at a networking session is also important After all almost everyone who s made it to the top has been aggressive at some point In the end though you have to balance being aggressive in your career search which includes networking along with being respectful showing class showing respect for other people s time and having a real genuine interest not only in the careers you seek but also in the people you meet speak to and who take the time out of their day to help you Because in the end many of them are busy and are being generous by helping so you don t want to simply take up their time without showing patience and appreciation So from that angle I don t necessarily like the words passive or aggressive when it comes to networking I similarly don t like the word strike I understand you used it as more a symbol than reality but thought I d bring up here On the other hand to be aggressive in your actual search or in your pursuit of knowledge and uncovering of information is the right approach And this way

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  • MBA Conference in New Orleans - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    that I plan to chat with a bit and to keep in touch with over the year I always find it a lot of fun to learn about companies from recruiters who usually know more about their companies than anyone since they are the gatekeepers I m also quite interested in the strategies that companies employ to attract and retain talent and their approaches to increasing diversity given my high interest in labor issues I don t know how many of you have been to these types of leadership conferences but they re usually worth the trip Not only is it the perfect venue to meet lots of ambitious and talented people and a way to position yourself closer to a great summer job but it s also a good venue to enjoy your experience in a new and interesting city Personally I ve never been to New Orleans before and I m excited to explore the city The good news is that I ll see a large number of my MLT friends and Kellogg friends at the conference It ll be nice to reconnect with everyone I ll be in New Orleans on Thursday and Friday and I ll fly back to Chicago Saturday morning just in time to get back to my reading for law school and finish up a legal paper by Sunday Stay tuned for an update on the conference Thursday September 24th 2009 Business School Networking TAGS Careers Diversity MLT Recruiting Summer Internship No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel

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  • Revive the Dream: Session 3 with Adam Anderson of Chicago Public Schools - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    running any school and especially a pubic school in Chicago They realize that the class sizes and teacher salaries are the result of budget cuts balance sheet deficits and not enough talented people entering the education space They also understand the hard work that it takes to move the needle just a little and the difficulty the students face not just in the classroom but at home far before they ever step foot in the classroom We talked about this and more in our session last night with Adam As pre reading for the session I assgined the Fellows a popular trending article The Invisible Child has been trending lately I highly recommend reading this article This was a perfect pre read to get your mindset on some of the realities faced in urban districts I kicked off the session by doing some simple discussion of the article and student life in rural districts in the United States We talked about the harsh realities of homelessness and the struggles that some kids face before stepping foot in the classroom and we also brainstormed ideas to solve the problems Easier said than done of course And that s why programs like Revive the Dream exist To bring more people together to understand that Education Matters for students in urban districts and to help equip them solve these education issues Thanks to Adam for coming to speak to our Fellows We look forward to staying in touch Wednesday December 18th 2013 Diversity Education No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing

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