Building connections and relationships is key to growing your network and career. Take the first step today to build meaningful professional connections that will help launch your career.
LEVERAGE YOUR CURRENT NETWORK
Networking begins with building relationships with people. Be proactive in getting to know your classmates and peers with common interests. Grow your network by reaching out to your professors, seniors and relatives who may already be well-established in their fields and who can link you up to their networks.
BE ACTIVE ON CAMPUS AND AT EVENTS
Immerse in the vibrant university life which offers countless opportunities to meet and connect with others, ranging from fellow students and potential advisers to mentors and industry professionals. Get to know your seniors at school networking and alumni events.
FIND A MENTOR
A mentor is someone who can offer career advice based on his or her experiences and guide you to where you want to be. Join the NTU ConnectingMinds mentorship community and connect with industry professionals from the sector you are interested in. Mentors can give you personalised career advice and help you navigate the world of work.
HAVE A ONE-ON-ONE WITH YOUR CAREER CONSULTANT
At CAO, our Career Consultants boast strong networks of employers, hiring managers and alumni in the industries they oversee. Uncover a myriad of career opportunities through a chat with your Career Consultants. They can offer industry insights and the precise professional connections you are after.
Be active on social networks, especially LinkedIn, so that you can connect with professionals by joining groups relevant to the industries you are interested in. Participate in networking events and sharing sessions organised by CAO that connect students and employers. Connect with like-minded peers, seniors, alumni and industry professionals virtually through webinars and online information sessions.
MAINTAIN YOUR CONNECTIONS
Networking is an ongoing process. Keep in touch with your new connections. Maintain active communication with your established contacts in a professional way. Establish genuine relationships that are lasting and mutually rewarding.