Many internships and jobs are found (directly or indirectly) through proactive networking. At events, programs and on social media platforms such as LinkedIn or Firsthand, networking is a valuable professional resource. It is a way to meet and connect with people in your field, alumni and to gain different perspectives throughout your professional development journey.
Explore the networking resources below and schedule an appointment to meet with the Syracuse University Career Services team today to learn more!
What is networking?
Networking can come in many different shapes and sizes. No matter how you network, all networking has one thing in common -- strategically growing mutually beneficial professional relationships. Effective networking includes attending guest lectures on campus, reaching out to industry professionals on LinkedIn or placing a call to a former supervisor.
How do I establish a professional network?
From family members, community connections, professors, coworkers, to fellow members of clubs and organizations, you have more connections than you may realize.
When conducting your internship or job search, reach out to your network for industry insight, to forward your application to a hiring manager or to learn more about professional development opportunities.
To learn more about establishing your professional network, schedule an appointment with the Syracuse University Career Services team today.
How do I build a professional network?
Explore the following suggestions of how to grow your professional network. To learn more about building your professional network, schedule an appointment with the Syracuse University Career Services team today.
- Join Syracuse University clubs and organizations.
- Attend programs and events hosted by Syracuse University Career Services.
- Join industry related professional organizations.
- Connect in-person or virtually with Alumni through events, LinkedIn, and more.
- Create and update professional accounts on Handshake and in LinkedIn.