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Building a professional community or “network” is an essential component of students’ career development process. Professional networks help students explore their career interests, gain career-related information, access meaningful advice, learn about professional opportunities, and more.

Every Lafayette student has access to key resources and support to build their respective professional communities. Whether you have already begun to establish your network or are just getting started, the Gateway Career Center is here to support you each step of the way.

Keep in mind that networking can take place anywhere and with anyone! Your professors, peers, part-time job or internship supervisors, coaches, and family friends are all a part of your network. Utilize the resources, tools, and guidance available to you through Gateway to maximize the effectiveness of your efforts to establish, expand, and maintain your community, including the below resources and individualized support from your Gateway Career Counselor.

The Power of Informational Interviews: How to Use Them to Your Advantage

If you’ve been searching for a job for a while, you might wonder how to get noticed.

According to executive coaches Jody Michaels Associates, only one in every 200 resumes you send out results in a job offer. The way …

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Networking Strategies for Introverts

Networking as an introvert can be challenging. Introverts typically get their energy from within and need time to recalibrate after hanging out with people, whether socially or professionally. The good news is there are several strategies that introverts can use …

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Top 15 Informational Interview Questions to Ask (and Why)

Informational interviews put you in the driver’s seat. They are phenomenal opportunities to find out more about a job, career path, industry, or company you’re interested in. But any interview is often only as good as the questions the interviewer …

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