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Networking Resources

It is important to recognize that networking is NOT about finding people to directly ask whether they will hire you for a job or internship. The purpose of networking is to connect with people in your field of interest (or connected to your field of interest) to learn more about that field and get advice that will help you land an internship or job.

Networking can feel intimidating and often times students worry they are burdening a person by asking for help. However, that is not the case. To put it into perspective, how would you feel if a high school senior reached out to you to get advice about college and hear about your experience at Wesleyan? Most likely, you would be more than willing to speak with them and provide them with advice. This is exactly what networking feels like on the other end. Most people you reach out to will be happy to speak with you and even excited to help. And if they’re not, they just won’t reply to your request.

If you are intimidated by networking, start slow. Start by talking to someone you are familiar with (family, friend, fellow student, etc.). Practice in a comfortable environment and then start branching out to people whom you may not know directly.

What Is Virtual Networking?

Networking plays an essential role in your job search and beyond. It introduces you to people in your field and at other companies, allows you to learn more about your profession, and gives you opportunities to help others.

While professional …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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9 Things Recruiters Search for on LinkedIn

Eight hundred thirty million.

There are 830 million professionals using LinkedIn.

That’s 830 million professionals with profiles with which you’re competing for attention—the attention of recruiters who are searching for specific answers on LinkedIn when hunting for candidates to fill …

By AnnaMarie Houlis - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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How to Write Networking Emails That Get Opened

Today, in our hybrid work environment, email is the primary mode of communication when it comes to building networks and making connections. This means delivering an excellent introductory networking email is key for career advancement and growth. So, here’s how to …

By Ashley Kemper - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Vault Guide to Networking

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