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Expand your Network / Mentor

Expanding your network is the best way to help take the next steps for your future!

Meeting new people helps build connections that will benefit you in the long run. This is called creating your social capital, which is often how people find jobs. Through the people that they know/meet.

We offer networking events each semester. Please join us and start building your social capital.

Volunteering, jobs, and internships are also a great way to make connections. You can search for opportunities in Handshake.

Additionally, we have partnered with PeopleGrove to help you find an SMU alumni for guidance through your future endeavors!

Relevant Books

  • Super Mentors: The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Asking Extraordinary People for Help by Eric Koester with Adam Sevan
  • Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnagie
  • Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introverts Guide to Making Connections that Count by Karen Wickre
  • Friend of a Friend… Understanding the Hidden Networks that can Transform Your Life and Your Career by David Burkus

How to Keep Networking Even After You’ve Got the Job

People often think of networking as something you do as part of a job search—it’s a way to meet more people and get your name out there. But networking can be a valuable tool in other situations as well, and …

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Attention new grads: 4 mistakes to avoid when networking

As a college senior or new grad, you may think you are totally new to networking. Actually, you’ve been doing it for years: every time you have asked a friend to tell you about a new app they like, every …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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What Is Virtual Networking?

Networking plays an essential role in your job search and beyond. It introduces you to people in your field and at other companies, allows you to learn more about your profession, and gives you opportunities to help others.

While professional …

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4 Reasons You Need a Mentor to Advance Your Career

You have a great educational background, significant work experience, and impressive extracurriculars. But you’re still having a hard time taking the next step in your career. Why? The answer could be you haven’t found the right mentor. Here are four reasons …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Contact & Location


Administrative Office:
Center for Career and Calling: Old Main 257
Internship Navigators:
Internship Hub: Harned Hall 113
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Daily Drop-in Appointment Only (via Zoom)
Monday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm