A couple of days ago, I got an email from a Kellogg student named Lylan who I have met with a couple of times. I didn't tell him that I was coming to town, but he saw on my TripIt feed that I would be there. He sent the following email to me:
Hi Scott, I see on TripIt that it appears you will be coming to Chicago this week. Do you want to meet up for a coffee or a beer?
This was really impressive to me (and flattering). We won't be able to meetup, but we're going to catch up by phone. It's a really smart move for someone trying to network their way into a job. And it's all possible through the magic of TripIt, quietly making connection after connection.