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Networking/Career Fairs

Networking is hard. We get it. It takes guts to put yourself out there. But, the Office of Career and Professional Development can help!

What is networking?
Networking is the act of establishing connections with peers, industry leaders, professors, etc.for the purpose of adding and expanding your professional circle.

Why is networking important?
It helps you hear tips and gain advice from industry leaders and peers. Networking is a mutual relationship; the advise recipient gains valuable information to aid in their career planning and the advice giver is able to give back to their community in a meaningful way.

  • 4 Tips for Networking

    1. Learn about who you are and what you want. Create an elevator pitch with basic information like your name, major, career interest(s).
    2. Find out ways to network. Build a LinkedIn page with a professional photo and your resume. Become part of an organization or club to meet like minded people and add to your experiences.
    3. Make sure your documents are ready. Have your resume updated and reviewed so it’s ready to be sent to a contact, if needed.
    4. Practice! Networking is a skill. The more you do, the less awkward it can be.

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Why high school and college students should volunteer

In addition to the benefits to society and the personal well-being of the person who volunteers, there are also tangible career benefits when you volunteer. You get experience and are able to communicate to prospective employers that you have a …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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4 Tips for Building Lasting Career Relationships Through Informational Interviews

4 Tips for Building Lasting Career Relationships Through Informational Interviews
By: David Solloway

Published: Nov 08, 2020

https://firsthand.co/blogs/networking/4-tips-for-building-relationships-through-informational-interviews

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Career Advisor
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Own the Room at Your Next Networking Event as a Student, Intern and Recent Graduate

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We live in a busy world, and college students are no exception. Today’s …

By William Frierson - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Why You Should Network With Recruiters BEFORE You Graduate

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Regardless of your particular profession or specialty, the medical field is a challenge and getting through school and passing boards is quite overwhelming. For most, the focus during this time is just making it out of the program with …

By Tammy McKinney, RN - Hospital Recruiting
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(518) 437-4900
Address

Science Library - G50
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

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T 8:30 - 4:00
W 8:30 - 4:00
TH 8:30 - 4:00
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