Networking

Networking is a crucial tool in both the career exploration and job search processes.  Here are some resources that will help you with building your network:

  • Informational Interviewing is one of the most useful and powerful tools you can use to build your network in a new field.  Our informational interviewing handout will help you to learn the how-to's of requesting and conducting informational interviews.
  • Researching employers is one of the most important pieces of exploring career options and conducting an effective job search.  Use our Researching Employers page to learn as much about the companies you are exploring or targeting.
  • Stockton’s alumni can be a great resource for finding professionals working in your career fields of interest.  Stockton has an Alumni Career Talent Network that gives you access to alumni who are available to help students and other alumni with their career exploration.  Click here to access or register for your StocktonWorks account, then use the “Mentor Search” link on the home page tool bar.
    • Examples of how mentors can help:
      • informational interviewing
      • workplace tours
      • job shadowing
      • leads on jobs and internships
      • feedback on your resume

   Click here for  guidelines for contacting mentors, sample scripts, and questions you can ask.