Networking and Career Fairs

Networking

Networking is establishing relationships with other friends, colleagues, and acquaintances who could act as a career resource, either now or in the future. Think of it as an opportunity to build a web of connections with individuals throughout your life – be it family, friends, professors, former supervisors, classmates, fellow conference attendees etc. Networking allows you to tap into others’ career experiences and knowledge, as you explore possible career opportunities. Many organizations hire employees through shared connections, as the candidates are “already known” and vetted in some way.

Social media platforms such as LinkedIn are a great way to begin networking. You can also take advantage of alumni networking opportunities via ConnectUMass This online platform connects you to alumni already working in hundreds of career fields, who have volunteered to share their professional experiences, industry expertise and career advice.

Career and Graduate School Fairs

The Office for Career Planning offers two annual fairs; a Graduate School Fair in the Fall and a job and internship Career Fair in the Spring. A career fair is an excellent place to gather information about potential employers or grad schools, make professional contacts, learn more about the application process and timeline, and discover new options for applying skills. 

For Spring 2022, The School of Public Health and Health Sciences Job and Internship Fair will be held Wednesday March 2, 2021. 

**Please check back in late January for more information on who is attending and how to register*