Tips for Networking in College
This semester, I am thrilled to be serving as the Director of Mentorship for our chapter of PRSSA. This role is a labor of love for me, as I believe that mentoring and networking are an important part of succeeding in PR. In this role, I help members of the organization navigate the scary world of internships, clubs, and classes. Here are a few tips to help you network to your full potential.
1. Don’t be afraid to reach out
No man is an island. If you see someone whose career you admire or are just interested in talking to, reach out. Chances are, they will be excited to connect with you and help you navigate the world of PR.
2. Social media is your friend
Connect with everyone you know from PR, whether that be via Instagram or LinkedIn. These platforms can be a great way to meet people in your field.
3. Be yourself
No one expects you to have the world figured out. Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship, and although some people may have more experience, everyone is still learning. Be honest about where you are and your goals.
4. Connect again in the future
Graduation may seem like a long way away now, but eventually, we will part ways. Don't be afraid to reach back out to people a couple of years down the line. As they say, owls are everywhere.
This blog post was written by Stephanie Zajac, Director of Mentorship.