Category Archives: Networking

Jason Roberts: When It Comes to Networking, "You Can’t Do Enough"

For young people starting out in the job market, networking is essential, says Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College. And not just on social media – you’ve got to get out and show your face at conferences and meetings, too, because there’s no substitute for the human element.

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Robert J. Allison: Networking Is More Than "Looking at Screens"

Networking is vitally important, agrees Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University &ndash not just for young job-seekers, but for our society as a whole. What matters most, he says, is getting people to interact on the human level.

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Christina Kulich-Vamvakas: Don’t Make Your Networks Too Broad

For graduates entering the job market, networking is an essential skill. Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, lecturer in Government at Suffolk University, advises her students to form "dense networks," developing strong relationships with people who can help them in their chosen fields.

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Smaiyra Million: How to Make Networking a Part of Your Life

Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, says it’s normal to be nervous about networking – but the process can be a lot easier if you focus on doing things that you genuinely enjoy.

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Chris Colbert: Networking Is a Choice

Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, has some advice for young people starting out in business: the keys to effective networking are courage and content.

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Chris Colbert: Every Connection Matters When You’re Networking

Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, advises networkers to be rigorous in pursuing their goals – and to remember that every connection matters.

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Smaiyra Million: Remember to Give Back When You’re Networking

Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, a venture capital firm focused on the consumer sector, had good networking advice for millennials: remember that every relationship should be a two-way street.

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Ann Chao: Advice for Young Networkers

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, talks about the importance of networking, and offers advice for those just starting out in the business world.

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Awkward Networking Moments

We’ve all been there: a seemingly promising conversation at a networking event goes up in flames as the Dreaded Awkward Moment rears its ugly head. Veteran networkers share some of their more cringe-worthy memories.

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Elyse Cherry: Build a Broad Network Across A Variety of Disciplines

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, advises young networkers to cast a broad net and make connections with people who genuinely interest them.

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