Networking is a necessity and begins with a simple
Develop contacts- friends, family, neighbors, peers, people
in associations- anyone who might help generate information and job leads. The
people you know-know other people.
Informally make a call or send an email. Attend a social
event. You never know when or where you will meet someone who can provide job
or internship search assistance. Volunteering your time to a service or charity
organization or a community event can provide networking opportunities also.
Formal networking might include attending a business social
or an association meeting or event. This is an opportunity to exchange business
cards and ideas. Visit discussion boards on the internet, such as LinkedIn.com,
which focus on online job search and career networking.
Join a professional organization or a student
organization/club. The College of Business has several student run, faculty
supported clubs that partner with companies and organizations in your
professional area of study or industry. These companies are dedicated to
providing opportunities to GSU and COB students.
Faculty can be a great networking resource. They are
professionals in a specific field of study and most likely worked for many
years with numerous companies and contacts.