Recently I've noticed an uptick in people asking the rest of the MGoProletariat for advice on certain jobs, tests, locations to move, and even how to increase their chances for admitance. This makes a great deal of sense, what with this being a college sports blog and the primary point of college is to learn and eventually apply that knowledge in the real world to make yourself a lot of money. And judging by the comments I've seen, we have a good mix of people ranging from current college students, recent grads, and full time working people. So I was thinking, wouldn't it be great to create some sort of way to leverage the popularity of MGoBlog into helping one another out.
What I'm proposing is to create some sort of MGoGroup, either here on the boards (with Brian's permision of course), on LinkedIn, or any other site, where we could ask one another questions about our careers, get to know one another, and even let one another know if there are positions available/share resumes. While there are other sites out there for this, I defintely feel it is helpful to share some sort of bond when you are career searching, and I can think of no better bond than alma matter and our obsessive love of Michigan football.
So what do people think? I know I'm having a pretty difficult time finding a full time job as a recent grad (English/History double major ftw!) so I assumed that other people might be in a smiliar position and would enjoy this. We could help clean up the boards of some of the questions that pop up, create a resource to really help out the MGoCommunity, and most importantly get people employment so they can donate to Beveled Guilt!
[ED:BISB - For now, a LinkedIn Group has been created under the name MGoNetworking. We'll see how this works.]