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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.
  • Alumni Directory
    Use the Alumni Directory as a quick and easy way to look up alumni contact information.
  • One Minute Commercial
    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.

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.