How to Build a Network

From conducting informational interviews, to creating a strong LinkedIn profile and online presence, to knowing how to follow up with your network, these resources will help you in creating your own personal board of directors for your future career growth.

6 Ways Joining an Affinity Group Can Boost Your Career

Advancing your career has a few established tactics, including networking, skills building, and finding mentors. Now there’s another tactic: joining affinity groups.

Affinity groups are groups of employees with a shared background or experience. For instance, an affinity group may …

By Sandi Santa Ana - Firsthand
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Networking in 2022

No matter what industry you’re in or how far along in your career you are, networking is a skill that will always be important. Especially when you’re looking for a job.

Over the years, networking techniques have shifted to accommodate …

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7 Improv Techniques That’ll Make Conversations at Work Less Awkward and More Productive

Talking to people at work can be challenging and stressful. Whether you’re attending meetings, conversing with clients, or just making small talk in the hallway, nerves can start to take over. What do you do with your hands? How long …

By Megan Gray - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Featured Resources

Networking | Informational Interviews

An informational interview is a conversation with a direct resource about a specific job, company, or industry. Consider this an …

Get In Person or Virtual Support | Career Studio

Sometimes, the best resource you need is talking with a professionally trained person who can offer you guidance. This is …

Networking | Conversation Openers

Networking is about building long-term professional relationships. But it isn’t any more complicated than engaging in excellent conversations by utilizing …

Science Career Alumni Network (SCAN)

The Science Career Alumni Network (SCAN) is a program joining an underclassman, upperclassman, and U of R alumnus. The two …

Networking | LinkedIn Profiles
1. Customize your LinkedIn Profile URL

LinkedIn will automatically generate a unique URL for your profile, which will consist of …

Networking | AlumniFire

When it comes to seeking professional advice, the hidden job market, and overall career advancement, networking is key. But trying …

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