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A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 8 - Networking




  • May 30th – Memorial Day – NO CLASSES
  • June 23rd – Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes)


Believe it or not, networking is the best way to land opportunities.

Who you know, and who knows you, is called your social capital. The more social capital you have, the more opportunities become available to you.

69% of all annual hires are made possible through networking.

Employers are likely to reach out into their network first when a new position opens up.

Your networking circle includes:

  • Friends and family
  • Colleagues
  • Professors
  • Professionals in their fields
  • Staff at UW Bothell

The easiest way to start networking at UW Bothell

Begin by attending events hosted at our campus. Often times you will meet people you didn’t expect to meet, or possibly discover new interests. It’s also a great way to make new friends!

Putting yourself out there can be scary.

Conquer that fear by going to your first few events with friends. If you’d prefer to go alone, just remember that everyone on campus is here to help you succeed. Start conversations with a smile and you’ll be well on your way to making some great connections. Practice, practice, practice!

Go to your professor’s office hours.

Even if you don’t have questions about the course content, ask if you can meet with them to discuss their own journey. Many professors love giving their students advice. Share your interests with them and they might have some great information to pass your way!

If you are looking for job connections,

The career center is a great place to start. They can connect you with some great resources on campus. They also provide services such as mock interviews and resume review.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the FYPMP office and one of our Student Assistants would be more than glad to help you out. Our phone number is 425-352-3427. We are located in UW1-160 (It is not a room, but an open space).

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Did You Know?

Nine out of 10 of UW Bothell's 18,000 alumni live and work in the state of Washington.