Professional networking can be key to your job search and career success. Here are some tips to ensure your networking is successful.
Good networking relies on more than simply handing out business cards to who you meet, whether it’s at networking events, trade shows or social occasions.
Starting this fall, the university’s School of Business will offer two new graduate-level courses ideal for anyone interested in networking or international entrepreneurship. We’ve also introduced a new concentration, Small Business, to our bachelor and master’s degrees.
Whether or not we realize it, many of us experienced our first business lesson on the playground playing kickball. Every kid wanted to be picked first for a team. Full of excitement and energy, everyone rallied to be on the best team with the best team captain. This still holds true today in our professional network.
By James R. Lint
Faculty Member, School of Business, American Public University
After military life and some seasoning in the civilian world, service members become highly sought after by the board of directors of companies and nonprofits. Service members are problem solvers, gaining skills in the military that are not easily acquired in the civilian world. They are accustomed to getting necessary tasks done, which appeals to a board of directors.