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    Brandeis Networking Night in New York City

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    Brandeis Alumni of Color Networking Reception

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    Brandeis Alumni and Student Networking Event

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    Brandeis Alumni Athlete Career Panel & Networking Event

Networking is a constant cycle of building and maintaining relationships, all of which can help you cultivate information and leads about potential career opportunities. If you’ve ever talked to a professor, chatted with a family friend, or made conversation with someone on a plane, then you’ve already networked! 

Ready to network? Here are some conversation starters both in-person and via email. 

Preparing to Network

A Note About Your Privacy & Online Reputation

Since so much networking is done online, it’s important to periodically review and/or clean up your web presence. Employers, graduate admissions representatives, and even networking contacts will likely search for you online and factor what they find into their decision-making. Google yourself and then consider the following: "Am I comfortable with an employer seeing this visual and written content about me?" Watch Hiatt's webinars on how to build a professional online brand that meets your goals. 

Practicing Safe Networking

Whether you are connecting with an alum, a potential employer or a friend of a friend, it's important to take safety precautions when meeting someone new. "Networking up" creates a power dynamic that can at times be difficult to navigate. Remember that you are an equal party in any conversation and have the power to end it at any time if your instincts tell you to do so. Consider the following tips and advice to help keep you safe.

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How to Practice Safe Networking

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The Brandeis Alumni Network

Are you looking to connect with professionals in a specific city, company or industry? Look no further than the Brandeis alumni network! Brandeis graduates represent nearly every field and function and are employed at top companies around the world. Plus, you already have something major in common: your shared Brandeis experience. The webinar below will help you maximize online resources for finding and connecting with each other, including the alumni directory on LinkedIn, regional and shared interest groups on Facebook, and more.