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Connect and Network

Ways to Connect and Network

Networking is a valuable aspect of the job-search process because it gives you access to industry knowledge and can lead to potential job opportunities. Use these networking opportunities to connect with professionals in and out of your circle.

Attend an Event

Go to career fairs, employer informational meetings and other career-related events to learn about employers and career paths. Each semester, the Career Center hosts a number of events bringing career connections directly to you.

  • Fall and Spring Career Expos
  • Company tours
  • Industry and alumni panels
  • Recruiter-led workshops
  • And more!

How to Prepare for a Career Expo

Develop Your Elevator Pitch

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Research Companies

The purpose behind researching companies is to learn about different industries, professions, company mission and values, and industry trends. It is an opportunity to explore what is out there, what might interest you, and simply, to learn!

Guide to Researching Companies

Informational Interviewing

Go beyond LinkedIn and set up conversations with professionals to learn more about their job, company and industry. Check out our Informational Interviewing Guide!

Informational Interviewing Guide

Join LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the primary ways to find and connect with potential employers and professional mentors. Take the time to establish and develop your online presence so employers can easily learn about what makes you a valuable candidate.

Video: getting started on LinkedIn


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Connect to Biola’s Alumni Network

All over the world Biolans want to connect with each other. Moving to a new region? Looking to explore a new career field? Connect with a Biola alumni contact.

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Get Inspired

Not sure where to start? Check out the stories of Biola students and faculty sharing their career journeys.

Geoffrey Knopf
Geoffrey Knopf

  • Embedded Systems Software Engineer II, Raytheon
  • Engineering Physics, B.S. ‘16

Velena Jones
Velena Jones

  • News reporter, KOIN-TV
  • Journalism, B.A. ‘12

Lara Renee Ingalls
Lara Renee Ingalls

  • Copywriter at One & All
  • English, B.A. ‘13