Research the industry of your profession. Try to find any professional organizations professional journals social networking about the profession and local sources. Utilize Career Services to help you gather your research. In a reflection report on your research and all the networking opportunities available in the industry of your profession. What can you access now as a student? What will you be able to access as a working member of that industry? You will need to provide proof of networking to include: your involvement in a professional group student membership participation in an online environment and a list of professional contacts.
Your final Networking Concept Map and Reflection package should include: a networking concept map proof of activity in a professional group proof of online activity proof of communication with Career Services and your written reflection. Note: Your proof of activity/participation/communication could come in many forms but it should be submitted in an organized fashion. As much as possible paste screenshots pictures of physical paraphernalia e-mail messages etc. into a Word Document. If you decide not to create your networking concept map in a Microsoft Word document then you can include your proof of activity/participation/communication as Appendices to your written reflection. Include the names and contact information for all the people organizations and businesses you contact.
The following elements should be in your Networking Concept Map and written Reflection:
Use theNetworking Concept Map and Reflection Rubricto guide your work.
(SLO 4 & EOs 4a-4f)
Some easy free tools you may wish to consider using (these are links to tutorials I have created for faculty to learn how to use but they will work for you as well):
Bubble.us(part I) Bubble.us(part II)