A key element to any job search is connecting and growing your network. This will help you learn more detailed information about the industries you're interested in and about potential openings that may not be advertised publicly. Not sure where to start? Follow the links below or schedule an appointment through Handshake.

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Connecting with Alumni

The LinkedIn Alumni Search Tool
This is an excellent resource for online, professional networking with Goucher alumni. It provides a great opportunity to connect with professionals in various fields and levels. Sign up & create a profile to get started. 

The Goucher Career Community 
The Goucher Career Community LinkedIn page is for current students, Goucher alumnae/i, family members, faculty, and staff to share opportunities (jobs, internships, events), and career resources.

Professional Associations & Networking Tools

Professional Associations 
A list of professional associations and organizations by industry.

LinkedIn is a terrific resource for online, professional networking.  It provides a great opportunity to connect with professionals in various different fields and levels.  Sign up & create a profile to get started. LinkedIn Jobs can also be a useful tool to help you connect with employers that are looking for candidates that match your experience, jobs with your skill sets, and Goucher alumni working at those employers and in those jobs. 

The Do's and Don'ts of Networking on Social Media
Networking via social media is hardly new. Unfortunately, even in today’s super-social world, people still make plenty of blunders. Learn how to avoid them!

Informational Interviews

The Basics and Benefits of an Informational Interview
Through an informational interview, you can find out about a specific type of job, a person's career path, or details on an industry or company.

3 Steps to a Perfect Informational Interview
Here’s a three-part process for your next meeting that’ll make sure you get the advice you need and make a great impression.

5 Questions to Ask During an Informational Interview
These five questions are designed to help you get an inside view into the company or career you are interested in, as well as connect on a human level with the person you’re speaking with.

Strategies for Engaging with Your Network

The Importance of Networking in College
The purpose of networking is to form relationships with those who'll help get you to where you want to go, and the earlier you start building up your network, the better. 

How to Network in College
Networking while still in college will help you secure your professional career. Ace it with pro tips from educators, career advisors, college counsellors, and former students.



The Career Education Office (CEO) at Goucher College abides by the principles set forth by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) and expects that employers who use the Center's services will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability, or genetic information. All employment listings on the CEO platform are posted at the sole discretion of the Career Education Office.

The CEO is not responsible for the content of any linked site; the CEO provides these links only as a convenience and assumes no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for any material supplied by them. Goucher is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to research the integrity and safety of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization and reach out to the CEO if they have concerns or questions.