Networking: Building Professional Relationships
Networking is the single most powerful marketing tool used to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. Networking is about making connections and building lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. Ultimately, it is not about who you know but who knows you.
Steps for Successful Networking:
Step 1: Develop a Personal Marketing Plan
Step 2: Determine Who’s Who in Your Network
Step 3: Practice Self-Introductions
Step 4: Carry Your Business Cards Everywhere!
Step 5: Network Everywhere
Step 6: Follow-up, It is the Key to Success!
For more in depth information about these 6 successful steps to networking, view our Get Hired! Guide.
Opportunities to Network at UW Oshkosh:
- Career Fair on the Fox
- Tables of Titans
- Creating Connections
- College of Business College to Career Night
- Company Visits
- After class/student club meetings when guest speakers visit
Social Media Networking
LinkedIn is a great social media tool to use to keep in touch with people who are in your network. This video attached here explains why it is important to be on LinkedIn.