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Networking for Success

One critical component for ongoing career success is having a network of connections. Your network can be used to help find jobs or to be successful in a current job. Building a network takes getting to know people, helping them, and letting them help you. And it goes on before, during, and after your job search.

Question: With whom should you connect?
Answer: Everyone you know and meet.

Begin building your network by reaching out to people you already know and then expand it by making new contacts through Professional Associations. A professional association is a body of people that support the interests of their profession and people in that profession.

In your student account, use the Networking for Success Activity to create your networking plan. You can find a PDF version of this activity and all other Career Center activities on the Student Activities page.