What is Networking?
Involves connecting with people who work in a field you are wanting to learn more about or break into
Is the most effective way to learn about job positions and obtain job positions
Does NOT involve asking for a job
It is all about building relationships
How do you Network?
Talk to everyone about your job search or career path
informational interviews Find a connection/conversation starter with people you want to network with
Check out the
Augsburg Builds Connections (ABC) program to connect with an alum in your field of interest! Be sure to meet with a Strommen career staff person before completing the Student Application for the ABC program to get more information on how to prepare for your networking meeting.
social media to find connections – We suggest creating a LinkedIn profile to seek out individuals you are connected to who are in positions or companies you are interested in exploring Attend events or conferences that give you an opportunity to mingle and meet new people in your industry area of interest – check our our
events page to find upcoming opportunities to network
Who do you Network with?
Friends and family
Augsburg faculty and staff
Professional associations (Check out “
Resources for my Major”) LinkedIn connections