Networking, the act of building and maintaining professional relationships with others, is a critical process that enhances career development throughout our professional lifetimes. For an overview of the process, key guidelines, helpful resources, and how to get started, please review the Networking and Personal Branding E-Guide
along with the information below.
Get connected to Marymount alumni through the Saints Being Saints program.
You can speak with Marymount alumni who have registered to serve as career mentors for current students. Not only is this a great way to explore your chosen career or industry, but you will also build connections that can help you find internships and jobs.
Informational Interviewing is a great networking tactic and good tool for learning more about the type of career you’d like to get into, a certain field or a geographical area. In conducting informational interviews, you ask professionals who work in your area of interest what it’s like to do the kind of work they do – what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed and how best to enter the field. Be sure to conduct yourself in a professional manner and subtly communicate your strengths in order to establish a new networking contact.
Get connected professionally through LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a professional networking site allowing you summarize your professional expertise and accomplishments (think online résumé) and network with professional contacts. Build your network by inviting trusted contacts to connect to your LinkedIn profile. You build a network of your connections, your connections’ connections, and people you are connected with through groups linking you to a number of qualified professionals with a vast range of expertise.