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The Frontier of Social Networking

Many people ask me if college is really worth all the time and effort. The answer is simply yes. But not for your standard cliché reasons. Sure, the higher education you receive is a key to success especially in the economy we live in today. However, something that I believe is underestimated is the power of connections and networking you receive while in college.

During my college career I have met countless people that otherwise I would have never have spoken to. Some people stay just the simple acquaintance you say hello to while passing in the streets or on campus, others become major influences on your future. An education can get you far, but soon you will need to use your social connections to gain that competitive advantage.

Reno is physically a fairly small city so it is quite easy for someone to become well known in the community. If you need a job, you can ask around and find a job with less effort solely due to the fact you know someone. Most of my past and current jobs would have been nearly impossible to be hired or given an opportunity if it were not for knowing someone or being recommended by a peer or classmate.

The key word of course is Reno is physically a small city, but can give you a very massive advantage even outside its boundaries. On a recent vacation to Las Vegas, a few nights on the strip proved to be a lesson on how huge and important networking can be. We happened to run into many past classmates who have recently received their degrees from UNR and are now living and working in Las Vegas. A night that could have been a huge blow to my bank account became a very inexpensive outing due to knowing many of the employees at the nightclubs and casinos. Free cover, free drinks and free limousines in a foreign town can really give you an appreciation for social networking from a different standpoint.

Social networking is a key to success in life and in the business world. It will be a guaranteed factor in getting a good, high paying job currently and in the future. It will also being key to receiving perks and benefits in day-to-day life. Networking can put a great amount of money in your pocket and keep it there!

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  1. July 24, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Nice, I definitely agree. I have used my personal and professional networks to achieve many of things. You have to always value those relationships new and old and keep bridges strong.

  2. July 25, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Exactly. Thank you for the comment Brad!

  3. July 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Nice article. I did not realize how important social networking is but am slowly finding out how beneficial it can be. Cant wait to hear more from you

  4. July 27, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Thank you Andrew! Yes, social networking is a key aspect to the success of your future both professionally and socially.

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