Networking is an essential skill to master during university and throughout your career. In simple terms, it’s making connections which can help you get ahead in your career. Building your contacts can help you discover opportunities and provide you with career guidance.
Networking is seen as a scary concept for many students, but there’s no need to be nervous. People you meet or connect with online are usually happy to help, as long as you’re polite and show interest. It’s just about having a conversation with someone. Have a think about the sort of questions you would like to ask, but failing that, the best advice is to be interesting and interested.
There’s lots of great advice about networking in this section. Remember it’s not just meeting people at events – having a digital presence is almost of equal importance.