Explore Career Possibilities
Networking is developing relationships with professionals for the purpose of career exploration and learning about job openings. 75% of jobs are not advertised and found through networking.
Purposes for Networking
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The Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development coordinates the Professionals in Residence speaker series, which brings alums to campus to talk about their career fields and allows for one-on-one meetings as well. Students also network through other events on campus, including the President's Forum and Fisher Center Speaker Series. Additionally, the career center coordinates Winter Break Networking Programs. Trips provided during winter break that allow you to network and learn more about particular industries. All programs are coordinated in conjunction with alum and parent participation as site hosts and speakers. You can learn about career opportunities and how to prepare for them. Programs that have been provided in the past include: Day on the Hill, NYC Finance Experience, L.A. Media and Entertainment, NYC Advertising/PR Day, Non-Profit Day, and Fashion Day.
With over 5,000 volunteers, the Career Network is a means for students to talk with alumni, alumnae and parents about their career paths. Volunteers provide networking opportunities within their field, possibly serve as a mentor, refer students to hiring personnel within their organization, and perhaps provide an internship or entry-level job to a Hobart or William Smith candidate. The Career Network is available on the student computers in the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development in Trinity Hall.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 150 million members and growing rapidly.
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