Networking

The "Hidden" Job Market

70-80 percent of jobs are found through networking. This is the key to accessing the "hidden" job market.

Networking is the development of relationships that can benefit your internship or career exploration. Networking is not asking everyone you know for a job. It is an opportunity to gather information about the skills necessary to succeed in the various types of jobs, careers, and industries of the people you meet. This can help you clarify your career interests and next steps.

Learn more about how to find jobs and internships through networking in this quick video.

Learn more about what to wear to interviews and fairs in this quick video.

How to Prepare

When preparing to attend a networking event:

  • Do your research
  • Dress appropriately
  • Prepare a resume/CV to take, if appropriate
  • Develop a business card, if appropriate. Business cards should include contact information: name, phone and email. Cards can also include anticipated year of graduation, web URL, areas of focus, and other pertinent information

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