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Please check out this fantastic article by LinkedIn as part of their new Get Ahead by LinkedIn News Job Search & Careers editorials from Helen Harris with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – How To Network in College
How To Get Started Networking as a Student
You may or may not already know what you want to do with your career once you graduate, but Matt Warzel, career coach and resume writer, states that a great way to begin discovering your career path is to reach out to people in industries that fascinate you.
“Network and reach out to like-minded people or decision-makers and build a connection,” said Warzel. “Then schedule a time to continuously stay on top of this relationship cultivation.”
Howard adds to this, that networking can be as simple as adding people who interest you on LinkedIn, looking at job descriptions of the types of roles you’re interested in, and looking for relevant internships.
“Find new career and job openings and the possible credentials you may need to best position yourself in these roles [post-graduation],” said Warzel.
By doing this, you’ll also be able to find links in the course materials you’re studying, conferences you’re attending and ask any relevant questions you may have about career post graduation and even how to best position yourself on a resume.
Warzel adds to Howard’s advice, that a great way to network and build your brand is by joining forums, answering questions or posing questions to start a dialogue, as this will continuously push you ahead into thought leadership status.
He furthers that if you are clear on the direction you want your career to take after college (or even if you aren’t), you should brainstorm what industry and role you want to be in. Explore a few options if you are unsure, but the key is to be specific, clarify it, write it down, learn about it and live it.
You may choose to attend conferences, chat with alumni, embrace student groups or accept an internship. By taking advantage of the networking resources available to you on your college campus, paired with networking efforts of your own, you’ll set yourself up for career success in the years to come.
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