Networking involves building, creating, and nurturing professional connections and relationships. It enables you to learn about different industries, careers, organizations and, at times, job opportunities. It is not simply acquiring business cards and adding names to your "LinkedIn" account – it is taking the time to know people in the areas in which you are interested and staying in touch with them throughout your career.
Networking is considered the most effective way of finding a job – particularly in challenging economic times. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Through networking you can uncover job opportunities that might not yet or never be posted on job-sites or create an opportunity that did not previously exist.
Reconnect with classmates and meet new people at the College of Business Networking Events held throughout the year. Our informal and complimentary events are open to all alumni, professionals, and students interested in the business world. Networking events provide attendees the opportunity to meet with other industry professionals.