Establish a Networking Strategy

Networking is the most effective way to find a job or internship.  According to a survey from the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires. 

Any successful job search plan includes identifying key networking strategies, such as participating in informational interviews, employer programs and events and utilizing social media to target and connect with potential contacts.

Get Started

Attend one of our events or workshops to learn essential key skills:

Advance Your Networking Skills

Once you’ve become familiar with networking strategies, you can work on growing your skills and start to develop more contacts.

Events and workshops include:

  • Career & Internship Fairs
  • Student and alumni networking nights
  • Industry career expos
  • Industry-specific career programs and panels
  • Employer information sessions where you’ll have the opportunity to network with employers

You can also conduct informational interviews to network with professionals and learn about a career or industry. Tutorials from interview experts in Interview Stream can help you to prepare and feel comfortable with informational interviewing.

Learn About an Industry

Conduct an informational interview to learn about a field you're interested in and consider interviewing GW alumni.