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Student networking

Networking is a process of building relationships to expand your career knowledge and advance your professional development and social opportunities. Networking is not a transactional interaction. It is about discovering and utilizing connections and tapping into your circle of friends, family, professors, previous employers, and Pepperdine Alumni.

Quick Facts

  • 85% of jobs are obtained through networking
  • 70% of jobs are never published publicly


What can you learn through networking?

  • Gather information and advice about different career options.
  • Explore your fit within a particular profession. 
  • Identify the qualities and skills of successful professionals.
  • Build relationships and find professional mentors.
  • Learn more about industry trends and discover internship and job opportunities.


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Build Networking Contacts

Identify contacts and build your network.

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Informational Interviews

Gather information and advice from others.

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Practice Your Elevator Pitch

Introduce yourself in a meaningful and effective way.