What are some ways to get connections?
Interested in knowing how I can meet more people in the same field #career
Have you tried reaching out to any professors? They can often point you toward associations, experiences, and other opportunities to meet new people in your field. If you're enrolled at a college or university, you may also want to look into some groups or clubs on campus, as well. Sometimes they can help you to connect with others, and may even give you the opportunity to meet graduates who are currently working in your field. Finally, I might suggest looking online to see if there are any professional organizations in your field. For example, the American Psychological Association is made up of educators, researchers, students, and other professionals in the field of psychology. They can provide great opportunities to meet people in your field, as well!
I hope this helps! Wishing you all the best in your professional endeavors.
That's a great question. I think talking to professors or joining student organizations would be very helpful and an easy way to meet others in your field while in college. However, after college it can be a little more challenging (other than meeting people where you work). But, thanks to technology, it has become a lot easier to meet others. Here are a few suggestions:
1) LinkedIn - you can search for almost any kind of group, field or interest and find people that share those common interests
2) Meetups - meetup.com is a great way to find social events and activities in a specific area of interest
3) Professional networking events - Facebook is an easy way to find local networking events for all kinds of fields (Business, Healthcare, Marketing, Sports, etc.)
Also, talking to others who have graduated or if you know anyone working in the field you are interested in will give you a good opportunity to find connections and network with others. Good luck!
Option 1: Find a professional organization that meets in your area, and go to a meeting. Mentors will be glad to lend their experience and feedback to help you.
Option 2: Go to networking events near you. It's amazing how many contacts you can make. It's the idea, "Oh, I know someone else in your field. Let me introduce you to them."
Felicia G’s Answer
Hi Kemi! I would suggest joining organizations that are related to you career field or interests.