“It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know…”
Networking is an invaluable tool to help you with the career decision making process and to learn about internship and professional opportunities in the ‘hidden’ job market. It’s a tool that is integral to use throughout your professional lives.
Consider everyone that you meet (and those you already know, including Seton Hall’s alumni Pirate Mentors
) as a source of career information and as a potential lead in your internship and/or job search. Get started networking
Use the Pirate Mentoring Program , the online mentor program found in Navigator that connects students to alumni nationwide. What better way to learn
about career options than from people already in the field?
Mentors can answer career-related questions and help you build your professional network. They can help guide you in finding your career path or help you learn about the organization or industry in which they work. You can find alumni by industry, job function, or even the major they were while at Seton Hall who are waiting for you to contact them! All students are provided access to the Pirate Mentoring Program after meeting with a Career Center professional.
Talk to your friends, co-workers, classmates and professors who are in or know people who are in professions/organizations you find interesting.
Attend Career Fairs and Career Networking Events hosted by The Career Center, outside schools, or student groups/organizations to meet professionals who are working in a variety of career fields.
Get involved! Join SHU student organizations, professional organizations linked to your interest, or volunteer!