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Center for Career and Calling

Network/make connections

Networking is one of the most valuable career development skills you can have, especially since an estimated 80% of all jobs are filled through networking — and many open positions are not advertised. So it is well worth your time to develop a wide-ranging network of professional contacts. Your contacts can help you explore your calling, get leads on jobs and internships, and get hired. Don’t underestimate the importance of a strong network!

Connect with Switchboard

Switchboard is an online community where you can connect and engage with the SPU network. 

  • Search for a job.
  • Crowd-source advice.
  • Seek out alumni for guidance.
  • Connect with other students.
  • Find a Falcon to stay with when you’re traveling the world.

Get what you need or offer what you have. It’s that simple!

Other networking resources

Creating Your Personal Brand (PDF)

PricewaterhouseCoopers offers tips and exercises to help you develop your elevator pitch, build and maximize professional relationships, manage your online presence, and more.