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Building networks while you study

April 9, 2018 by Curtin CEL Team

Building networks while you study

With a continuously growing yet competitive job market, networking has never been more important. In fact, a recent LinkedIn survey found that up to 85% of all jobs are filled via networking.

Networking is about building mutually beneficial relationships with others. It’s about helping people who may, in turn, help you and it’s a key part of any effective career management strategy. Networking is not about asking your contacts for jobs; however job opportunities, work experience or internships may come your way via your networks due to your successful networking efforts.

While it’s easy to get caught up in assignments, exams, club meetings, personal hobbies and commitments, it’s also important to be intentional about building your networks while you’re still at university.

An exciting networking opportunity

Are you studying planning, urban design or engineering in a transport related field?

An exciting networking opportunity currently available is a competition to win a FREE ticket to the 2018 AITPM National Conference.


This conference will be held in Perth from 24 – 27 July, with tickets valued at over $1,500 each!

Simply submit a letter addressing the selection criteria, and you could be one of 5 lucky Curtin students awarded with this invaluable networking experience.

You can find more information about this competition and other exciting opportunities on UniHub.

How do you network?

Curtin Careers, Employment & Leadership have multiple resources available to help you become an expert in networking:

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