Why You Should Start Building Your Network in College

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:

Winning from the Sideline

Guest post by Grant McClure. McClure is from Arlington, Virginia, and graduated from Davidson College in 2017 with a major in math and a minor in computer science. He now works for Red Ventures, a data analytics and technology company outside of Charlotte, NC.

How to get Industry Experience Before Graduating

Students with mathematics degrees are already setting themselves apart in the job market, but there are even more opportunities for a math student to become a desirable employee before even graduating.

For those who are interested in a mathematical career solving problems in industry, take advantage of these opportunities to build your resume while you are an undergraduate: