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Networking

Networking is the art of building and developing professional relationships. It is an important life skill which, when used effectively, can produce great results.

Most people learn about unadvertised positions through the network of contacts they build through internship experiences, family, friends, and involvement in their field. Remember the old adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know."

Become an expert networker to get inside information and gain a competitive edge in your job search.

Developing Your Network

Networking at Events

Career Services organizes on-campus and off-campus events throughout the year to bring together current UB students with alumni professionals and employer recruiters. These are great opportunities to build your network, learn more about organizations, and explore career fields.

Career Conversation events are held in New York City, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and other locations during winter and summer breaks in the school year. These networking events offer you the opportunity to speak with UB alumni in a diverse range of career fields. Current UB students have found internships and full-time jobs, and have built up their professional networks through attendance at Career Conversations. Check the events calendar to find out when Career Conversations and other networking programs are scheduled to take place.

Making Conversation & Small Talk

Networking Online: Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn

LinkedIn External Site Link Icon is pegged as the world's largest professional networking site, with more than 135 million members. It's a virtual "resume" of sorts that includes details of your skills and previous experiences. It allows you to manage your professional identity, build your professional network by making online connections, and access career opportunities. Many employers use LinkedIn to recruit candidates for job/internship openings. It's also a way to connect with former supervisors and co-workers, explore an area of interest, and put yourself out there in professional cyberspace!

How to Use LinkedIn:

LinkedIn Tips:

Resources

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