Networking Tips

Not sure what to say when you talk to potential employers?

Marshall University Career Services defines networking as the initiation, cultivation and management of productive professional relationships.

Networking is crucial when it comes to finding a job. You never know when you will make the right connection for the right job at a career fair, workshop or other event. However, it’s natural to become tongue-tied in these types of situations so preparing what to say ahead of time is important.

One way to prepare is constructing a 30-second commercial about yourself and what you would like to do in your career. Another way is to think of questions you want to ask potential employers.

The following resources are designed to help you prepare to network:

Career Education COVID-19 Update

The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all facets of our lives. The rapid spread of this virus has caused communities worldwide to reinvent how we interact socially and maintain the communities in which we live and work.

Students: The Office of Career Education staff are available via email and video for online appointments and related services.

Employers: We realize that COVID-19 is impacting participation in campus recruitment events and workforce planning. Learn about ways to stay connected with the Office of Career Education.