Networking is intentionally making connections with people to learn about different industries or careers and meet people who can hire you! Here are a few ways you can create new contacts and look for ways to get involved. Use this search tracker to organize who you talk to and potential positions of interest.
Connect with CU Boulder alumni
There are more than 250,000 CU Boulder alumni. The odds are good that someone works in an industry you’re interested in! You can connect with CU Boulder alumni and other students on the Forever Buffs Network. Once you create an account, you can network or set up informational interviews with alumni to learn more about jobs or industries you’re interested in. Additionally, the Alumni Association has a variety of CU Alumni groups, including one on LinkedIn. Connect with alumni over your shared experiences on campus and start connecting with those who can help you.
Get involved with a student group
Join a professional organization
These are groups of like-minded professionals in one field or industry. Think of them as adult student groups. Professional associations are great for industry information, networking and job postings. JobStars.com is a great place to start.
Connect on Handshake
Handshake is a comprehensive online career resource for CU Boulder students and alumni. Log in to Handshake connect with more than 180,000 organizations.
Attend a Career Services event
Career Services hosts job and internship fairs every year, connecting employers with CU Boulder talent. Our fairs bring employers from many different industries including government, nonprofit, startups and worldwide operations. These organizations want to meet CU Boulder students and alumni interested in internships and jobs. You can also come just to learn more about their companies.