Student Affairs Networking E-Mail Follow Up Template
Open and close your e-mail with a friendly and collaborative tone.
Make sure that you personalize your communication: especially with a reference on how you met.
Include your current career level and status (i.e. mid-level professional, graduate student who is looking)
The reason that you’ve followed up (i.e. thank you, sharing some helpful information, connecting you with a colleague)
Make sure that you include your name, mail address, link to your website / LinkedIn profile, and phone number in your signature.
RE Thanks for Connecting with me at NASPA!
Hey <CONTACT’S NAME>,
I wanted to reach out and say thank you for introducing yourself and your background with me at <NAME OF CONFERENCE OR EVENT>.
I wanted to follow up with you about the challenge your shared at your institution about <INSERT TOPIC>. I see it as something that is affecting other colleagues in student affairs. I just finished reading this blog post about it and I thought I would share <INSERT LINK TO RELEVANT RESOURCE>.
I hope that information is helpful and useful for addressing this challenge at your institution. We recently discussed this topic in my graduate cohort, so we know that it is a relevant issue. I hope to be able to address it in the future as a new professional. As I shared with you in person, I will be finishing my graduate program soon and am looking for positions in <INSERT THE NAME OF YOUR FIELD>.
I would appreciate it if you could share with me any openings you learn about.
I’d also like to stay in touch moving forward. Can you please share how you prefer to do that? Do you prefer email? LinkedIn? Should I connect with you via Social Media?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
LINK TO YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE OR WEBSITE