Now, it’s time to take your professional brand to the street, (so to speak) and start growing your network. Many students are lost when trying to conceptualize the formation of a professional network. In all honesty, it’s pretty simple. Think of an onion with an immediate core of friends and family. (Yes, you can connect to your parents on LinkedIn!) After that, start connecting to recent alumni of Gonzaga.
- Join LinkedIn groups for your alumni and the industry you’d like to work in. Here are some “Zag Only” groups I’d recommend: Gonzaga Alumni Association, Gonzaga Career Center, Gonzaga University.
- Request introductions from your connections to grow your network, gain advice, and open doors to new opportunities.