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Networking

Everyone says to “Network,” and we can help you understand what that looks like. Meet with a career counselor to discuss a networking plan. Remember: 80% of jobs are obtained through networking! So, to find a job, start by looking for people.

Here's how...

  • Create your 60 second introduction that describes your “dream job,” career interests and passions.
  • Talk to UB professors and staff members so they can suggest others you can meet and related professional organizations that you can join.
  • Attend workshops and networking events such as Career Conversations and NYC Road Trip.
  • Create a LinkedIn profile to search for other students, UB alumni and professionals in your field or major.
  • Set up Information Interviews with people you find in the UB Career Connector Network.
  • Ask your contacts to keep you posted on any job openings.
  • Use class projects as an opportunity to get involved with organizations and professionals in your field.
  • Update your family, friends, co-workers, coaches, employers, professors and advisors on your job search prospects.

Not sure what to say when making conversation?

Here are some quick tips to help you make the best of your conversations at networking events.