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Career Development Center – Students

Networking and Social Media

Career Development Center

Network with Professionals

Networking will help you establish professional connections, discover job opportunities and develop a support network. By investing in professional relationships, you build connections that can serve as resources and job leads later.

Networking Tips

  • Even when the environment is casual, treat it like an interview
  • Have your “elevator speech” prepared to quickly tell someone who you are and what your career goals are
  • Get off campus and attend a professional networking event
  • Use LinkedIn to connect with professionals after meeting them (always customize the connection request message)
  • Follow up to thank your new connection for their time, or just so say it was a pleasure to meet them

Networking Tips

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