5 Networking Tips for Young Professionals

Going from college life to a full-time career can feel like a drastic change for many young professionals. In college, you may have gotten used to meeting lots of different people in your classes, participating in various clubs and organizations, and having regular campus events to attend.

But when you’re just starting out in your career, you may not know very many people in your field (if any), and if you’ve relocated to a new area, you may not know many people at all. 

Networking is a great way to meet new people and build your personal brand. The more you expand your network and build connections, the more doors will open for you in your career.

Read on for 5 tips for putting yourself out there as a networking young business professional. 

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International Women’s Day 2022 | #BreakTheBias

Since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been observed to celebrate the achievements of women and call to action the acceleration of gender parity. March 8 is recognized as International Women’s Day, and collectively we can work to #BreakTheBias, the International Women’s Day 2022 theme.

This August, Alpha Kappa Psi will celebrate the 46th anniversary of women being admitted into the fraternity. The fraternity has come a long way from the first six women initiated at Tri-State University in 1976. The organization has seen its first woman chairs of both the fraternity and foundation board of directors, and the first woman president and vice president of the fraternity.

4 Social Media Dos and Don’ts For Young Professionals

If you’re like most Gen Zs, you probably spend at least a few hours a day on social media. (18 to 24-year-olds spend an average of 45+ minutes a day on TikTok alone.)

While you may have been brought up a digital native and sharing on social media is second nature, there are some new things to consider when putting yourself out there as a business professional. The line between what’s appropriate to share socially with family and friends and what is okay for the workplace can sometimes be blurred in today’s world.

To help clear things up a bit, we put together some general rules of thumb you can apply to your social media activity (to be used alongside your best judgment of course).