5 Tips for Networking on Campus
As you approach your first classes of the term, get ready to use the many networking opportunities GGU has to offer! Get out of your comfortable zone and do not hesitate to make the first move. The best way to practice that is by incorporating networking into your daily routine! Check out these simple tips:
- Get to know your classmates and instructors: Professors can be a valuable source of information and provide industry insights and advice. Actively engage in classes and consider inviting instructors out for a quick coffee. Bonding with classmates is equally important and in some ways crucial so you can survive class projects.
- Develop your online presence: Update your LinkedIn profile, stay connected with classmates, and start following your dream companies. Your online presence is a great way to maintain the connections you already have, learn about new opportunities, and build new relationships in your industry.
- Reach out to recent graduates: Ask alumni for informational interviews and coffee chats. They might be more open to connect and help you since they have recently been in your shoes. LinkedIn has a great feature that makes it easy to find alumni from your school’s page.
- Meet the campus community: There are plenty of ways to get involved on campus – student clubs, campus app, on-campus jobs, volunteer opportunities, etc. The more you get involved, the more you get to expand your network and feel supported.
- Visit the Office of Career Planning: Even if you are not currently looking for a job, it could be valuable to connect with us to check up on upcoming networking events and maybe get a chance to connect with some potential employers and learn what is going on in your industry.