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Networking: Building Professional Relationships



Networking is the single most powerful marketing tool used to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. Networking is about making connections and building lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. Ultimately, it is not about who you know but who knows you.

Steps for Successful Networking:

Step 1: Develop a Personal Marketing Plan

Step 2: Determine Who’s Who in Your Network

Step 3: Practice Self-Introductions

Step 4: Carry Your Business Cards Everywhere!

Step 5: Network Everywhere

Step 6: Follow-up, It is the Key to Success!

For more in depth information about these 6 successful steps to networking, view our Get Hired! Guide.

Opportunities to Network at UW Oshkosh:

  • Career Fair on the Fox
  • Tables of Titans
  • Creating Connections
  • College of Business C2C event
  • Company Visits
  • After class/student club meetings when guest speakers visit

Social Media Networking 

LinkedIn is a great social media tool to use to keep in touch with people who are in your network. This video attached here explains why it is important to be on LinkedIn.