Networking with your peers and professors



When you come to college, you are going to meet a lot of new people. You will be in large classes with many new classmates, you will have new professors and you will even have new roommates. How will you ever remember them all?

As you settle in Lexington for the upcoming school year, make sure you connect with as many people as you can. Not only will you make new friends, but you also have the opportunity to make connections that will benefit you after you graduate and begin your career. Take the time to meet and get to know these people during your college career.

Talk to people

If you just stay in your fancy new dorm room in your free time, you will never meet anyone. Get out and make new friends. With some of your new friends, explore campus and figure out where your classes are. Invite friends to dinner and tell them to bring along another friend that you do not know. By being social, you will instantly make new connections.

Go to campus events

At UK, it seems that there are different campus events every week and they cover many different topics. You might find some events related to your major or education like the Education Abroad fair or the Law School fair. Maybe you will hear about events that are just for fun and bonding with other students like Late Night Films series or K Week events. Take advantage of these events to make new connections at UK.

Properly save phone numbers and emails

When you meet someone new, take the time to properly save their contact information. A few months from now when you are looking for someone in your phone, you risk not finding them if you saved just their first name along with a few emojis. Take a second to save their full name, email and phone number. If you have a class later together in college, you can reconnect and study together or you can help each other after graduation with job hunting.

Add connections on social media

If you have a professor in a small class, make sure to add them on LinkedIn or your professional Twitter account. This way, they can keep up with your success and later recommend you for an internship or job. Also, add your peers on social media so they can remember you later in life.