Networking & LinkedIn

Build your network. Work your network.

Your network is a lot bigger than you think.  Anybody you have ever met is part of your network.  Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates . . . and the list goes on. Even people you have never met are part of your network, including UIC alumni. Since statistics show that networking is the most effective approach to securing employment, this should be a large part of your search efforts. The amount of networking opportunities available to you are only limited by your ability to simply reach out to people.

How do I network?

Networking with engineering and hiring professionals can seem overwhelming at first, but it does not have to be.  Developing relationships with people who share your same interests can be enjoyable and successful with the right mindset and approach. You owe it to yourself to get out there and discover potential opportunities for employment and new friendships.

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Unlimited opportunities for networking

Leveraging LinkedIn

LinkedIn is not your typical social media platform.  Where Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook are for friends and fun, LinkedIn helps millions of people to secure employment in a variety of ways.  It is the ultimate networking platform for business and careers. LinkedIn is not just a place to apply for internships and jobs.  You can connect with hiring professionals or UIC alumni who work at an organization where you have applied. Join engineering and technology focused groups where you can uncover leads for employment opportunities. You can also research companies and their employees to see if it may be the right place for you. The possibilities of connecting and networking with professionals to secure employment are only limited by your efforts.

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