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How Online MBA Students Build Real Networks That Pay Off
When it comes to many industries, it’s about who you know that will determine how successful you will be. Online MBA students know how hard it is to network more than anyone. Making face-to-face connections usually have the biggest impact when networking, so being in an online environment adds that extra barrier to forming these relationships. However, online MBA students aren’t completely without resources. In fact, virtual networking is a great supplement to in-person networking, with the success of both dependant on the other.
That being said, online social networking and forums are a great way for virtual students to interact with one another and influencers in their field. Universities have alumni associations online students can take advantage of as well that offer great networking opportunities. Just because a student takes online courses doesn’t mean they have to stay online either. There are plenty of in person events and meetups they can attend as well. By following and using a few networking tips and tools, online MBA students will be well on their way to finding employment, an increase salary, a promotion, and other amazing opportunities. Read the infographic below from Washington State University to see how you can network as an online MBA student.
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