Finding the best location to build a new healthcare facility is a challenge for many communities. Mercy Health, a primary healthcare provider in Youngstown, Ohio, needed to find the best place for their new facility, a location that would be convenient for the patients they were treating. What may be surprising is who Mercy Health turned to for help with this challenge: a team of undergraduate mathematics students.
Networking is a popular buzzword in the working world, but what is it, and why should students start in college? Networking means using the contacts in your life to help get career advice, tips on job openings, and even referrals. Studies show that 60 to 90 percent of jobs are found as a result of personal contacts (friends, relatives, and other connections), so networking is advantageous and should begin in your college career.
Here are five ways to start networking as an undergraduate: