Career Connections

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Building a network is a powerful tool in your career exploration and planning. 

In addition to meeting contacts at UB career events, class speakers and others within your personal network there are other places to identify contacts for informational interviews. The School of Management has more than 45,000 alumni in 87 countries across the globe. And alumni love to give back by helping you in your career exploration and planning. It is important to cultivate your network throughout your education and and your professional career because mentorship is a powerful tool in your career exploration, planning and success. 

Searching for a Contact

Learn how to search for alumni in a specific geographic area using LinkedIn. Keep in mind that these contacts are not mentors. They are only alumni. But if you take a thoughtful approach and keep your request to information, you could start to build a relationship with the contact.