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How to Build Positive Relationships in Your Career

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Posted on May 15, 2018 by By Luis Ramos '18, Delaware Valley University business major.

Courtesy: Delaware Valley University Luis Ramos, Delaware Valley University business major.

Back home, I worked as the youth and teen basketball and soccer coach for the YMCA. At first, I was extremely nervous because preparing yourself for football is completely different than helping others, especially children, with becoming better athletes. 

Becoming the soccer and basketball coach was perhaps one of the best decisions I have made so far because it made me realize what I wanted to do as a profession. It made me realize that I wanted to become an athletic trainer because working and training with athletes made me happy. And it is something that I love to do. There is so much that I have learned from building relationships with these kids and their parents. 

I believe that building relationships is one of the most significant parts when it comes to having an internship or gaining work experience. Relationships are a great asset. A recommendation from your supervisor is proof that you capable of excelling at the job that you are doing. 
 

Here are three tips for building positive relationships in your career:

1. Show up to work with a positive attitude

2. Speak up and display leadership skills

3. Always be prepared so that you can show that you are good at what you do 
 

Following these tips will help you to stand out so that when there is a job opening somewhere, you are the first one that they will think of to call. Making the most of internships and experiences can help you to get a job right out of college. 

About the Author
Luis Ramos ’18 is a business major at Delaware Valley University. He gained real-world experience by working as a football operations intern for New Jersey Flight Arena Football, working for the YMCA, and working on campus as a resident assistant.