Be it in the class or out on campus, some of your best friends can be made during your college years. During this time, classmates can be future contacts and partners but it just does happen of the bat. Here are some suggestions to get you started on building a name for yourself while still in college.
Join clubs or societiesClubs or societies are great ways for you to meet likeminded people outside of class. College life might be a little on the busy side, but if you can, squeeze in a bit of time to join at least one club that you find interesting, and you’ll only watch your network grow. You might even find people who are out to build a network of contacts themselves!
Get an internshipWhile this would be a standard requirement for your course, where you intern at is likely to be a good foot out the door for when you do step into the working world. You’ll also likely make contacts at your place of internship too, so it’s a win-win situation!
Sign up on LinkedInLinkedIn isn’t just for working people, even students can benefit from the career networking site. It also provides future employers a way to find you in the sea of people too, as starting earlier shows that you’re one with initiative (and it allows you to build ties with other users earlier too!)
Keep in touchEven when you’ve graduated, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your friends forever. Keep in touch, even if it’s just on Facebook because you never know when that old classmate of yours might suddenly become a valuable contact. Also, make it a point to go to Alumni events, after all, people grow just as you do.
Here’s just a few ways to get your reputation growing even before you’ve graduated. If you have anything you’d like to ask, drop us a line here or look us up here if you need a helping hand.