Why it Matters
Many students do not like the term “networking,” but, young professionals seeking opportunities need to learn, connect and have conversations with adult professionals and employers who can offer information, perspective, and advice about careers, helpful resources and experiences, internships and jobs.
- Build 5-10 connections on LinkedIn with alumni and professionals by sending well-written personal connection requests.
- Be prepared with a solid answer to the question, “What do you want to do after Wake Forest?”
- Share your career interests with a network of “adult fans” – family, friends, and professors. They may be able to connect you with contacts and/or opportunities.
- Use LinkedIn to identify and connect with interesting alumni in companies, job function, locations and other areas of interest.