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Alumni-Student Connections: Seeking out strong connections

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Portrait of Rhyanne Lynch
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The following is part of the GPS Alumni-Student Connections Series, highlighting some of our students who have been recruited by our alumni. This series shows the power of connection between current students and our alumni.

Rhyanne Lynch ’20 works as an opportunity development representative at Equinix, a multinational company that specializes in Internet connection and data centers. Here, she shares how she turned her internship into a career through strategic networking and communication.  

What role did networking play in your success?

Networking played a huge role in transforming an awesome internship into an amazing career after graduation. During my final year at GPS, I stayed in contact with my hiring manager at Equinix and always asked him for updates on available positions within the company, even if they weren’t positions directly on his team. When I was an intern, I made a point to meet as many people as possible and build relationships with them. 

Once the internship was over, I emailed these individuals regularly, kept up with text messages from my old colleagues during the internship, and never went more than two months without sending a quick “hope you’re well” note. I ended up getting an offer for the position that I’m currently in due to this networking! 

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