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How do you earn practical experience as a student in fields like business management and economics?

Grade 12 level, how could LinkedIn be useful, etc

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Prestha’s Answer

Explore multiple companies through LinkedIn , indeed or Naukri for internship opportunities in management specific areas.
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Damaso’s Answer

LinkedIn is an excellent platform for broadening your connections and staying informed about topics that pique your interest. It can provide you with a wider perspective on various subjects. Moreover, you can discover a mentor who can assist you in resolving any queries you may have. Additionally, LinkedIn offers opportunities to apply for jobs or internships that align with your career goals.
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T.J.’s Answer

Hello Morthala!

LinkedIn is a platform for you to showcase your skills and your capabilities to potential employers in your field.

A key thing to know about LinkedIn is it can act as a way to search for jobs and/or find people who can refer you for roles. As you go through college, you can build your skills and experiences and place them on your profile.

Two main ways to gain experience is through relevant job experience, free work, or college organizations.

As a new freshman, you'll have basic skills from high school that could help you in college. A will to learn, math skills, and work ethic. You can see if you can join an organization that either:

▶ A club specific to business majors. Some clubs that usually exist at colleges are an Economics Club or Marketing Association.

▶ A group that will provide business skills. Some examples:

↪ Forensics Team / Speech Team: Focuses on public speaking at competitions. This can help you grow in communication and getting messages across for target audiences.
↪ Student Government: Works with faculty at the university. Here, you can develop your communication and project management skills.

In terms of experience, you can find a paid opportunity on campus, or create your own way to make money as a freelancer.

Another way to build experience is to volunteer or work for free under a businessperson by providing services to customers.
An example could be volunteering under a successful entrepreneur in finance or management. (In exchange for working for free, you could learn the nuances of business in depth and get hands on experience).

Finding a mentor that could teach you is hard, but if you can find one, it's worth it.

Tying back to LinkedIn, you can also use LinkedIn to search for career development events in your area.
You can use the Search function to find conferences or workshops. Attending events frequently and networking could help you find mentors later down the line.

Hopefully, this information helps you!

Sending you encouragement on your goals to pursue business :)
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice, T.J.. Morthala
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Christopher’s Answer

Start something. Found a club or business. This was one of the best pieces I advice I heard when I was in school and it has stuck with me ever since then. I started clubs and conferences based on this advice and I don't regret it.
I don't want to be the unhelpful poster, but this is the video that inspired me, and looking back on it probably 6 years now I still think this fantastic advice. So I'm going to share it anyways: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNTA9FlJVco (starting at 5:24)
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Vaishali’s Answer

That's an excellent query! If you're on the hunt for a full-time or part-time job, websites such as LinkedIn.com or Indeed.com are fantastic places to start. For students eager to gain some practical experience, part-time internships or volunteering roles are brilliant options. This way, you can accumulate valuable work experience even as you continue your studies. Best of luck on your journey towards a bright future!
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