When someone mentions the word networking, my stomach turns and I begin to sweat. Networking is one of the most challenging aspects of career development. It takes confidence, swagger, and maturity.
However, establishing a connection with someone who shares a similarity with you makes networking less stressful and more effortless. Taking advantage of Temple alumni is a great foundation for networking and can lead to endless opportunities.Former Owls are always willing to help current students kickstart their careers. Here are a few ways to can begin networking with alumni.
- LinkedIn: Do your research! Explore LinkedIn for regional alumni groups and connect with professionals in your industry who have graduated from Temple. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them asking for advice or an informational interview.
- Twitter: Essentially a more casual version of LinkedIn, Twitter allows you to easily follow alumni professionals who interest you. You can tweet at them or even direct message them asking for an email or resume advice.
- Temple Student Alumni Association: This organization works towards creating stronger student and alumni relations with an emphasis on networking, pride, and tradition. To join, enter your information here.
This blog post was written by PRowl Assistant Firm Director Clarissa Ford.