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Networking Success

Networking is one of the greatest skills you will use in job-searching throughout your entire life. It is the process of tapping into connections between people you know. It can be done in both a formal and informal setting, from a trade conference to a friend's birthday party. Networking can cover a wide range of goals including discovering job openings, making new contacts, or getting referrals.

With Whom Can I Network?

You can (and should) network with anyone. You never know where your career path will take you and the more people in your network, the further your resources will extend. Here are a few suggestions with whom to consider adding to your network:

  • Friends & Family
  • Classmates
  • School Alumni
  • Professors & Staff
  • Co-workers
  • Neighbors
  • Industry Professionals
Why Use LinkedIn?
Why should you network?

Here's just a few great reasons:

  • Improve your skills and confidence in talking with others
  • Meet people and build professional relationships
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest industry trends
  • Discover new job openings
  • Let more and more people know about you and your skills
  • Get more insight into a specific job, company, or industry
Where Do You Network?

Networking can happen anywhere, at any time. It can be at an official, formal networking event or it can be a casual get-together with friends.

  • Classrooms
  • Career Fairs
  • Student Groups
  • Social Events
  • Industry Conferences