Networking is promoted heavily in the University of Minnesota, Crookston Career Services Office. We encourage students to make connections with faculty, staff, family and friends to meet people in their areas of interest. If a student approaches you looking for contacts in your field, we hope you will consider sharing the names of alumni or individuals in the industry who would be open to talking with a student. When giving this information to students, it is also wise to refresh them of some basic etiquette when calling new contacts.
Interviews are a great tool for students who are learning about career options and beginning their job search. Professionals and recent graduates in the field can offer outstanding career advice and insight into a profession.