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Having a good network is very useful. 80% of work is found through networking. The UvA Student Careers Centre helps you find your own style of getting in touch with people.
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What is networking?

Networking is the making and maintaining of contacts. It is something we already do unconsciously. Everyone is part of a network of people. That network may include relatives, friends, fellow students, lecturers, your sports club or theatrical group, (former) board members, people you know through volunteering, colleagues past and present, fellow alumni, etc. Also think about your followers on social media.

These people can may be able to give you information on opportunities in the labour market, a specific job opportunity or an interesting field of work or position. Or they might know people who would be interesting to talk to. The people that know the people you know are often the most relevant. You talk to people who share an interest in a topic with you.

An informal conversation

Below you can find a number of questions you can use when having an informal conversation. In particular, use them to prepare the conversation and focus on matters that are important to you. Also prepare what you want to tell about yourself and what you are curious about.

Networking via LinkedIn

LinkedInExternal link is a useful tool to expand your professional network and discover new career opportunities. Whether you are looking for a new job or want to explore a specific field, check out our LinkedIn page for tips.


Do you want to learn how to find work through your network? Then participate in the Networking or LinkedIn workshop. Check out the Events page for an overview.