Networking is defined as the “cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business” by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Sounds pretty crucial to career success, right? Unfortunately, your professors may or may not have exposed you to the idea of networking to build potential work relationships or how to go about it.
After graduating college most people look back at their time in college with rose-colored glasses, but being a college student in 2018 comes with many unique challenges. With the cost of higher education rising dramatically over the last few decades, many students are taking on second jobs and pursuing side hustles alongside their studies to help pay the bills. Combine this with a full schedule of tough classes and the never-ending task of applying for internships and post-graduation jobs, and it’s not hard to understand why a ton of college students experience burnout during their first years on campus.