Networking is one of the most effective ways to land the job you want – especially in a competitive job market. Whether you are looking to explore a variety of career options, to solicit job search advice, to practice interviewing, or to source new job search leads, networking is an essential part of your job search strategy.
The CCD team holds workshops and opportunities for students to practice and engage in networking activities with alumni and employers throughout the year. Additional resources to learn more about how to network effectively include:
Babson has an incredibly rich network of professionals across all industries and functions due to the extensiveness of the school’s alumni population, faculty, staff, and friends. Resources available for students to develop a strategic and targeted network include:
- Babson Online Alumni Directory: This online directory allows you to search the Babson alumni community by name, class, region, company, and industry. Your Babson username and password are required for access.
- LinkedIn: A free professional networking tool that helps you connect with millions of professionals around the globe. If you are new to LinkedIn, please review the LinkedIn Guide for Students.
- Alumni and Friends of Babson Events: Babson is worldwide! In a given month, there might be three events in Massachusetts, a networking social in San Francisco, a faculty presentation in India, and a lecture from a dean in London. Check the events page often so that you don’t miss out on these networking and educational events.
- Faculty: Because of Babson’s close-knit community, students are able to form close relationships with the faculty. Faculty members are accomplished entrepreneurs, executives, scholars, authors, researchers, poets, and artists who bring an intellectual diversity that adds depth to Babson’s educational programs and offers students a rich, challenging experience.
- Students can also further their networks through a range of programs and services managed by the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, and the Babson’s Center for Women’s Leadership.
- Babson clubs and student organizations are another great way for students to network and meet professionals with similar interests and career aspirations.