Here at the Career Center, we are BIG fans of networking. Simply put, networking helps you gather information about things that interest you (e.g., majors, career paths, experiences) and also allows you to develop relationships with people who can give you advice (e.g., peers, professors, Tufts alumni, family friends, and more).
Networking can happen both serendipitously, e.g., you strike up a conversation with someone you meet at the grocery store, AND strategically, e.g., you think of a person with an interesting career story and plan to have a conversation them.
To learn more about the benefits of strategic networking, check out this blog post from the Partnership for Public Service. While you’re on the site, you’ll have the opportunity to review other resources like Go Government, which gives a helpful look at the variety in Federal government jobs, as well as the list of best places to work in government.
And remember: Career Advisors are glad to speak with you about your networking strategies! Make an appointment to chat with us.