Building Career Connections: Introduction to American Networking


Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Building Career Connections Series
An estimated 70 percent of people use their network to find a job. Join the Harvard Ed Portal for part 1 of this four-event series to grow your network and expand your career opportunities! Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, but previous session attendance is not required.

Part 1: Introduction to American Networking

If you are new to the U.S. and navigating the job search process, this introductory session will be just right to help you understand the basics of networking.

In this introductory workshop we will walk through what networking is and how it can be beneficial to building your career. This will be an interactive session, so you will have a chance to meet others who are also new to the U.S. and looking for a job. Our topics will include:

  1. What are the different kinds of networking?
  2. What is meant by a "networking event"?
  3. Where can I go to network?
  4. What do I say about myself and what do I ask others?



This workshop is part of a series taking place throughout October, so you are invited and encouraged to attend these additional sessions to grow your networking knowledge, and practice these skills in a friendly and collaborative setting:

October 8, 10:30am–12:30pm: Building Career Connections: Networking Tips for Job Search
October 17, 10:30am–12:30pm: Building Career Connections: The Informational Interview
October 23, 6:30pm–8:00pm: Building Career Connections: Networking in Action