Develop Your Networking Edge

Networking is essential throughout your entire career, and luckily it is easier to do than you think. It’s not about meeting someone and just asking them for a job—it’s about making personal connections, and maintaining them by genuinely keeping in touch and offering to help them even when you think you have nothing to offer.

Informational Interview

A great way to approach alumni is to ask for an informational interview.
Dr. Dayle A. Savage, Ed.D., Director of Peabody Career Development at Vanderbilt University


Networking 101

Networking, developing relationships, and specifically how to ask, "Will you help me?"
Dr. Dayle A. Savage, Ed.D., Director of Peabody Career Development at Vanderbilt University


Life After Vanderbilt 2014

Want help? Young Alumni offer great advice about how they learned to network in our Life After Vanderbilt 2014 guide.


Additional Resources

All undergraduate students are encouraged to visit the Center for Student Professional Development for great advice and information throughout your Vanderbilt student experience. Graduate and professional students should visit their VU school career centers.