Networking is the process of creating connections.
Networking is a great way to meet others with similar interests, expand your knowledge about a field and share your expertise on a topic. If you’re looking to expand your circle for a career opportunity, networking is just one way to find out more about opportunities.
Having problems thinking of where to start? Consider these five groups:
- Fellow colleagues
- Former classmates
Sign up for a LinkedIn account
LinkedIn is one way to connect with fellow Rams or members of a professional organization. Start with the VCU LinkedIn page to see where Rams work and what they do, as well as notable alumni.
Join VCU Alumni
Check out VCU Alumni for more networking resources. If you’re a current student, consider joining Students Today Alumni Tomorrow for opportunities to network with alumni.
Check your backyard
Richmond is home to many national organizations and local nonprofits that can also serve as great resources. Check out these RVA opportunities to connect:
Join a professional organization
Being a member of a professional organization is a great way to develop along with your career track. Stay on top of what’s happening in your field. Find out about job openings in your industry. Or, contribute as a thought leader.
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