Effective Networking Strategies

June 5, 2024 — 2:30–3:45 p.m.

Whether you are an executive or starting out in your career, having a solid network that you can leverage is vital. Yet few schools include courses about building and maintaining relationships. Effective networking is more than handing out business cards, having a LinkedIn profile, and hoping the phone rings. Whether you’re looking to connect within your organization, your industry, or are looking to get on boards, knowing who to contact—and having them return your call—is essential.

In this session, you’ll better understand how to create and maintain an effective network both in-person and online.

Learning Objectives

  • Better understanding of what networking is (and isn’t)
  • Ways to get started when you haven’t been in touch with people in your past
  • Tools and apps to organize your contacts so you can stay in touch
  • Overview of LinkedIn, how to set up a profile, and elements to include
  • Identifying organizations and events that are worth your time, money, and effort
  • Clarifying the results you can expect from networking
  • Building alliances with others who can help you advance your career

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