Grow Your Career Network

Making connections is one of the most important things you can do while in college. From a career standpoint, the conversations that you have with others about their careers, the culture of the organizations where they work, and recommendations people can offer about how to break into a particular field can be incredibly valuable. These conversations can help you assess career fit and to uncover potential employment opportunities…sometimes before they are even posted.

The articles and resources on this page are designed to help you gain confidence about engaging in conversations with people from a career lens. Sometimes these conversations may be a structured informational interviews. Sometimes these conversations will be a matter of asking a speaker a few questions after a presentation they give on-campus. Other times, you might engage in dialogue at a networking event. Whatever form these conversations may take, remember it is all about connecting with and learning from others.

Job Search Etiquette: Best Practices for Communicating with Recruiters and Hiring Managers

Check out the best practices for communicating with recruiters and hiring managers.

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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How Professional Associations Can Support BIPOC Professionals’ Career Journeys

Joining professional associations is an excellent strategy for employees to connect with like-minded individuals and gain access to a wealth of resources, information, and opportunities related to their industry of interest.

These associations provide a platform for networking, mentoring, and …

By Kate Loughlin
Kate Loughlin Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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First-generation, job hunting students should use their college’s LinkedIn alumni page

One of the best sources of job hunting assistance for any college or university student at any campus is the school’s career service office. Sadly, it is also one of the most underused resources.

Beth Williams, Director of Career Services …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to Give a Great Elevator Pitch (With Examples)

Whether approaching an employer at a career fair or meeting them at an on-campus recruiting event, your elevator pitch (or introduction) is a great way to leave a fantastic first impression.

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What is a First-Gen Student and How Can You Support Them at UML?

Did you know that according to The Center for First Generation Student Success, that almost 50% of students who attend college identify as first generation? While some students may identify as first-generation before they start college, not all of them …

By Victoria Barbeisch
Victoria Barbeisch Communications and Program Specialist, Career Services
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Candid Career

Candid Career provides career planning and career information videos to help students learn about job options, industries and job search …

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Informational Interviews

PDF: An informational interview is an interview with someone currently working in a field of interest to you.

Job Search Letters Guide

PDF: Cover Letter, Letter of Inquiry, Informational Interview Request, Thank you/Follow-up Letter

LinkedIn Profile Checklist

PDF: Use this checklist to help ensure that the LinkedIn profile you have created contains all the essential elements.

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