Networking Resources and Information
Social media helps you be proactive in your job search, and can meaningfully increase the likelihood of uncovering the job opportunities that never get posted. Here is advice on using LinkedIn and Twitter, two popular social media sites, to network your way to career connections.
Join our Alumni-Student Career Connections LinkedIn Group/Agreement for Online Professional Alumni Networking
Students: Please take a moment to read our Agreement for Online Professional Alumni Networking (doc). Once you have finished reading the Agreement, send an email with the following message: "I have reviewed and understand the Career & Co-Op Center’s Agreement for Online Professional Alumni Networking." Include your full name and class year in the e-mail. Once we have received your e-mail you will be eligible to join our Alumni-Student Career Connections LinkedIn networking group! To join the group, log on to LinkedIn at our group’s link and simply request to join. *Please allow 3-5 business days for your e-mail and group request to be approved and to be accepted into the group.
Networking - A Step-by-Step Student Guide
Yes, students need to network, too. Not sure how to start? Try this approach.
It's not about asking for a job, it's about asking for advice and information about career ideas and options. A great way to network with a goal in mind.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. The nonprofit organization now has nearly 250,000 members in more than 12,500 clubs in 106 countries, offering a proven – and enjoyable! – way to practice communication and leadership skills. The website provides an easy-to-use search feature to find a Toastmasters group near you.
Why Join a Professional Association?
Professional organizations offer a variety of benefits. Here's why.
Dos and Don'ts of Networking
Katharine Hansen breaks down the Dos and Don’ts of career networking. The full article is available on the web.
Developing Your "Elevator Pitch"
Be ready to tell everyone your career goals in less than 30 seconds. Click here.
It's Not Just Who You Know
Find out how to make yourself known. See article by Ronald Mitchell on GottaMentor.com.