Networking is all about discovering and utilizing connections between people and tapping into your circle of friends, family, professors, previous employers and Wheaton Alumni. At the core, it is about being able to explain who you are and what work you want to pursue and being resourceful at uncovering learning opportunities in a particular field.
Why is Networking Important?
Over 80% of jobs are not posted online and are obtained through networking.
As you can see from the pie chart, networking plays a critical role in obtaining a job or internship. Direct contact with people, preferably face-to-face, is one of the most effective ways to learn about career fields and discover internship and job opportunities.