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Networking

Networking happens everywhere you go – not just at corporate functions. Every time you meet someone new you are networking and making connections that could benefit your job search. Take time to get to know people and let them know the types of jobs you are pursuing. Professors, family members, friends, alumni and people in the field can be helpful to you. Numerous connections can be made through the following routes:

LinkedIn is the leading online professional directory of individuals and companies.  Individuals use LinkedIn for professional networking, connecting, and job searching.

LinkedIn Profile Checklist [PDF]

The Mentoring Alumni Program is an online alumni database that connects students and alumni.

Informational Interviews. Meet with someone that works in the field that interests you…not for a job, but to educate yourself on what it is really like to work in the industry.

Volunteer Experiences. Stay connected with fellow volunteers.

Internship Experiences.  Keep in touch with your internship supervisor and colleagues.

SAU faculty and staff members. Have a meal or coffee with an SAU faculty and staff and discuss what you goals are. They could pray for you and provide some valuable suggestions that could assist you in your search.