Networking and LinkedIn-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Networking and LinkedIn-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Building Your Professional Network

Whether you are job searching, seeking an internship, or wish to advance your career in other areas, building and maintaining professional relationships is an essential part of the process. Tools like LinkedIn or other social networks may make the process easier, but it still may feel a bit overwhelming and confusing at the beginning.

It is important to try things that are conducive to your own personality type and comfort level. Some people might really enjoy networking events, others may prefer networking online and contributing to discussion boards or forums, and others may prefer to reach out to people directly on LinkedIn. Whatever your approach, it is important to take action and expand your professional network early and often. 

Carnegie Mellon Resources

Guides on How to Use LinkedIn