Networking & Personal Branding

Networking involves making connections and growing your professional community, and having a strong sense of your personal brand will support these efforts.

Networking can take place anywhere and with anyone! Whether former supervisors or colleagues, professors, classmates, or family friends — connecting with people who share your professional interests can help you learn about career paths, job opportunities, and more.  In addition to these interactions, we encourage you to use Tufts resources and connections to take a strategic, professional approach.

The personal branding process, meanwhile, comprises your efforts to understand your unique value and reflect on how you’ll communicate those experiences, interests, and goals to networking contacts, whether they’re peers or potential employers.

How to Make the Most of an Academic Conference

According to the author, this guide is about how to have an engaging, useful, and — dare we say it — fun conference experience. It’s aimed at helping you do two things: (1) Make the most of your time before, during, and …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Career Advisor / Multimedia & Communications Specialist Susannah Krenn
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6 IRL Networking Tips for Introverts

The country is reopening, with more and more in-person events being held each day. This means that in-real-life networking will soon return. While this might be a welcome development to some, to others, including many introverts, this might be daunting. …

By Andi Croft - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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How to Create a Powerful LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has more 55 million registered companies, and some 86 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to help them find qualified candidates. This means if you’re looking to grow your career, using the networking platform is a necessity. And if you’re …

By Stacey Perry - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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4 Ways to Build Meaningful Work Relationships Remotely

Networking isn’t just about finding a job. Strategic and effective networking can help you gain insights about yourself, and can be a source of support and strength as you navigate the peaks and valleys of a job search. Building meaningful …

By Lisa Dubler - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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9 Tips to Turn Networking Contacts Into Meaningful Relationships, From a Serial Connector

The goal in any meaningful relationship is to give it depth. That’s what my book, The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships, is all about. Of course, not every networking contact has …

By Susan McPherson - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Featured Resources

Fall 2021 Career Workshops & the Roadmap Workshop Challenge

The Block Career Center (BCC) is excited to offer a robust workshop schedule for Fall 2021. All Friedman students and …

Cold Emails and Hot Coffee: The ACE (Active Career Exploration) Plan

In this PDF, Albert Chen, PhD, and other PhDs and post-docs from the University of Michigan discuss ways to engage …

Resources for Faculty/Academic Advisors: Integrating Academic & Career Development

This PDF includes recommendations, resources, and a checklist to support faculty/academic advisors in integrating career conversations and tools into academic …

LinkedIn Masterclass — Video Training Course

Land a great job with LinkedIn! Access this LinkedIn video training course – on-demand, online, when you need it.

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Huntr

No more messy spreadsheets. Huntr keeps track of every detail about your job opportunities regardless of where you found them. …

American Society for Nutrition

ASN’s Vision: A Healthier World through Evidence-Based Nutrition

ASN’s Mission: To Advance the Science, Education and Practice of Nutrition

ASN pursues …