networking resources

• Networking is an essential part of your search for jobs & opportunities.
• Effective networking builds relationships that are critical to your career.
• Balance your networking efforts between online & in person outreach.
• Never forget to follow up & express thanks for new connections.


Networking Professionally Online

Building a LinkedIn Profile

resources & links


• The goal of this community is to provide a free place for designers of all skill levels to connect with other designers around the world. Whether you have a simple question, or seek a long term learning relationship, this site is to help make that connection.

DesignMentor - Online Mentoring Community


• FindSpark's online and offline programming will connect you to top NYC companies, mentors, and other young pros, while teaching you the skills to find, land, and excel at your dream job or internship.

FindSpark - NYC Creative Networking


• Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day.


books on networking

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success...

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People...