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Networking

A vital component to any job search is networking, which is more than cheesy introductions, handshakes and small talk. Various research studies on this topic indicate that 40-80% of people get jobs through their contacts (i.e. networking). Below is a list of various networking tactics.

Attend Campus and Community Events

  • The Career Center, along with many other campus departments and organizations periodically invite guest speakers and employer representatives to campus to speak to student about various career related topics. Attending such events is an easy way to connect with professionals in your field or related fields.
  • Student organizations and community organizations both on and off campus also serve as a great way to meet professionals in your field.