Five-Step Guide to Networking

Your Princeton experience offers frequent opportunities to naturally engage in networking — sometimes without even realizing it — including: 

  • Professors’ office hours
  • Event speakers and panelists
  • Career fairs, employer events and professional conferences
  • Summer internships or volunteer opportunities with your manager and coworkers
  • Connections made through on-campus jobs
  • Student organizations and volunteer opportunities 
  • Reunions
  • Princeton alumni clubs near your hometown, post-graduation location or the summer location
  • City Treks and Princeternships through the Center for Career Development

This guide will help you through every step of networking from how to get started to maintaining your relationships. 

Step 1: Lay the groundwork

Step 2: Find contacts

Step 3: Reach out

Step 4: Prepare & conduct yourself professionally

Step 5: Manage your relationships