How to Build Your Network Workshop

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

12:00pm - 12:45pm

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University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing


Event Details

For students searching for an internship/job or just trying to learn more about career options out there, networking is a key way to discover opportunities and build relationships.

Thanks to programs/events held by the University Career Center and other departments on campus, software platforms available exclusively to UMD students, social media, and already established personal connections, there are countless ways students can start connecting with professionals in their intended career field(s) of interest.

In this session, we will discuss:

  1. How to map out and expand your current professional network.

  2. Ways to engage with individuals working in the career field(s) you want to pursue by utilizing online platforms and social media, such as Terrapins Connect, LinkedIn, and more.

  3. What an informational interview actually is and examples of how to reach out and ask for insight into a certain career field.

  4. Strategies to continue to stay in contact with the professionals you meet along the way.

This workshop will be conducted in-person on a monthly basis in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise at 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing.  If this date doesn’t work for you, check out the UCC’s events calendar for future offerings.

In addition to this workshop, enroll in our online Informational Interviewing module to get more detailed strategies on the informational interviewing process to further explore your career options and expand your network.

For additional information about this event:

Contact Kevin Kenneally, University Career Center & The President's Promise at

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