Network and Connect

Building a professional network is an important part of your career planning process, especially if you’re not sure about the path you’d like to pursue.  Meeting people not only gives you the opportunity to learn from them, but can help you narrow down your area(s) of interest.

Most students use networking all the time without even realizing it.  Networking takes place whenever you…

  • Meet with faculty or staff- especially a career advisor
  • Attend an employer event, career fair or MSU workshop
  • Meet guest speakers or engage with your peers in class or through a student organization
  • Talk with family, friends, or other acquaintances about their work
  • Post messages on Facebook, LinkedIn, other websites and blogs
  • Volunteer for a community service event

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Bachelor's degree graduates work or continue education.

*Data Source: Post-graduation outcomes and experiences of bachelor’s degree recipients (2019-2023).