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Expanding my Network

The word ‘networking’ often carries a scary or overwhelming connotation. Have no fear!

All we’re really encouraging here is building and maintaining relationships. No matter where you are on your career journey, having a strong network will always be helpful.

 

 

 

 

Here are some networking resources:

Why not start with your alma mater? I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that Broncos LOVE hiring Broncos.

  • LinkedIn Group
    The Santa Clara University & Alumni Association group is a medium for individuals to network, share ideas, and engage in academic or professional related discussions.
  • LinkedIn Alumni Tool
    Who’s doing what, where? Connect with former classmates, see what they’re up to, and check out who they know. They might just need a new co-worker.
  • SCU Switchboard
    Ask. Offer. Connect with the Bronco community. Utilize the Bronco network for all stages of your career journey!
  • Alumni Directory
    Use the Alumni Directory as a quick and easy way to look up alumni contact information.

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If you’re intent is to expand your network, it’s important to know how to introduce yourself when meeting new people. Whether you’re at work, a networking event, or even having a conversation on an airplane.

Informational interviewing is a way to learn from professionals about an industry or job and discover what qualities are needed to succeed in a particular field. While informational interviewing is NOT asking for a job, in the long run, the majority of jobs are found through your professional contacts, and informational interviewing is one of the best ways to build that network.

  • Tip - Consider posting an ask on SCU Switchboard to find a Bronco for your next informational interview!

Network with alumni by attending Regional Chapter events and joining your chapter specific Facebook group. In addition, visit the online event calendar for on-campus networking events and workshops.

Whether you have a job or are looking for one, professional associations are a great place to meet people in your current or desired industry.

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