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Networking 101: Make Those Connections

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Last month we discussed resume maintenance, and now we are moving on to networking. Below you will also find the Career Resources toolbox and upcoming opportunities.



Interacting with others who have similar interests or career goals to develop professional contacts.


  • You create a community of long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships

  • Access to new opportunities

  • Able to exchange ideas

  • Mentorships


  • Connect with your professors and peers

  • Tap into your school's alumni network

  • Tap into your school's career resource office

  • Professional conferences (a conference opportunity is listed below)

  • Professional social media such as LinkedIn

Where to start:

Do not forget your classmates, peers, friends, and family are great starting points when building your network!

Note: It may seem scary reaching out to people and making these connections, but you are more than capable.

This Month's Career Opportunities

What: Forté Foundation is an organization that helps women reach their career goals by providing professional development opportunities, business education, and a network of female leaders.

They have three conferences coming up:

  1. College Fast Track to Finance Conference

    1. What: Anyone interested in finance

    2. Who: Open to sophomores and juniors of all majors interested in exploring the many career paths in finance. First-year business majors or have previous experience and seniors who have not accepted full-time employment may also register.

    3. When: Oct. 14-15, 2021

    4. Deadline: Oct. 1

    5. Partners: PIMCO, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Evercore, Greystar, Guggenheim Partners, Hines, J.P. Morgan, PNC, and Vanguard

  2. Candid Conversations

    1. Who: Open to college women from historically underrepresented groups in business and diverse academic backgrounds — focusing on the experiences of Black, Latinx, and Native American women.

    2. When: Oct. 28-29, 2021

    3. Deadline: Oct. 15

    4. Partners: PIMCO, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, DaVita, Deloitte, The Dow Chemical Company, Evercore, Hines, Liberty Mutual, UBS, and PNC

  3. Undergraduate Leadership Summit

    1. What: An opportunity for undergrad women to maximize their personal strengths and develop their unique leadership style.

    2. Who: Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are collegiate chapter student leaders, women in business club student leaders, and Forté Undergraduate Campus Ambassadors.

    3. When: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2021

    4. Deadline: Sept. 23

Career Resources Toolbox:

Resume Help

Job Boards & Career Resources

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