Networking & Mentoring Tips
- What is Networking? Networking is simply building relationships with professionals in your field. You can build relationships by talking with people at conferences, speakers that come to campus, employers at career fairs, setting up informational interviewsin-person, via phone, or SKYPE.
- Need help getting started? Contact: email@example.com and we can help you!
- UM Erb Institute Networking Sites:
- U-M Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise: Alumni (dual MBA/MS program)
- U-M Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise: Students (dual MBA/MS program)
- Tools and tips:
- Managing Your Contacts (Highrise Software)
- How to Organize Networking and Recruiting Info: Tips from SNRE Students
- Personal Branding for Students by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (personal branding, networking, elevator speech, and much more)
- The Elevator Speech: How to Develop it and Use it in Your Job Search (by Optimal Resume)
- Articles on networking:
- An Introvert's Guide to Networking (you don't have to be an extrovert to be a good networker)
- 37 Ideas to Grow Your Job Search Network Right Now (by JobMob)
- How to Network Effectively by Chris Palmer
- Five Tips To Maintain Your Network by Caroline Ceniza-Levine on Vault.com
- Networking Opportunities:
- Student Groups
- Professional Environmental Associations
- Professional Assocations for Biologists
- Social Networking Opportunities for U-M Alums (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
- Green Drinks is an informal monthly environmental networking opportunity. Find a Green Drinks group in your city.
- NACE has partnered with Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, DirectEmployers Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to create the í¢â‚¬ËœSocial Jobs Partnership .' The partnership's goal will be to facilitate employment for America's jobless through the use of social networks.
- Find U-M Alums as Mentors (alumni willing to provide advice to current students)
- University of Michigan Mentorship Program (UMMP)
- 30-Minute Mentor Program through the U-M Alumni Association (for meetings on campus with alumni)
- MentorNet is a professional networking program that connects trainees in science and engineering with possible e-mentors in industry, government and academia. Free for U-M students and faculty.