Networking isn’t just about computer these days. Networking can be relationship building among people with similiar interests and goals. It can involve getting to know people and developing a list of connections. Networking can help you succeed in you professioal career also usually isn’t one sided or a one time event. Networking is the key strategy in the career management process, as your network grows it becomes interchangable and then you become a resource for other. Once you are a resource to others it makes it easier and a little more comfortable to ask others questions. There are a few reason why you should network, one is to obtain information about specific thing that you could have access to from websites and general visits. You could also find out what skill, abilities that are needed for the job or field of interest that you are targeting. some other reason to network is to find out about management styles and culture to see if you will fit in with you field of interest. You can also get referrals from other people and possibly find organizations that are hiring. It really easy to create a network, the first thing you should do is strengthen your contact base which is basically reconnecting with old friends and colleagues. you should probably find professionals in the career of choice or related fields. Attendin seminars, conferences, luncheons and talks. you would really be surprised how many options there are a college campuses. Please keep in mind that networking is about being genuine, authentic, building relationships and once you have all of those then you can be a resource for others while there helping you. You should try to visit as many group as possible that interest you, this way you can take not of the tone of the meeting and attitude of the group especially if its a group of professionals.