Trying to build yourself a network of people seems like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be so intimidating. Here are three simple things that you can do to get started!
1. Be friendly with your professors!
Even if you don’t want to be a college professor, they often have connections and contacts in fields that you may be interested in. The same applies to faculty and staff in your department. Having a good relationship with your professors can make their connections, your connections.
2. Do some informational interviewing
An informational interview is not an interview for a job or an internship, but rather it is a meeting where you can ask questions and get advice about a field of interest. Basically, it’s a long conversation with a potential connection. Not only can you learn a lot from the person you meet with, but they could be someone to help you with your career or an internship in the future.
3. Come to the Boerigter Center!
The Boerigter Center offers many opportunities to network. Not only can we help you find internships and job shadowing experiences where you can make connections, but we also offer networking group sessions with our staff. At these sessions students will learn about how to use LinkedIn to network and can leave with contact information for alumni in their field of interest.
Stop by at the Boerigter Center, and check out even more details about networking here!