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That Talk on Networking—A Systematic Approach for Building Your Network



We all want a bigger network but often don’t know where to start, what to talk about, and are afraid of awkward moments (we’ve all been there). Please join certificate alumnus Tyler Hough to learn about tools that will help you build your network in an approachable and manageable way, and hear examples of how to go from meeting someone at an event to contacting them to figuring out what to talk about. Networking is critical when you are job searching and it’s even more valuable when you aren’t.

You’ll leave this webinar with:

  • A better sense of what networking actually looks like
  • Good examples of networking and ways to avoid missteps
  • Several clear, actionable steps to grow your network
  • Tools to immediately begin building your network


Tyler Hough

Tyler Hough worked in a number of capacities at the University of Chicago and Loyola University Chicago prior to launching the Jefferson Group, a global strategy consulting firm, in 2016, and he has always enjoyed meeting new people and connecting those in his network.

He regularly writes on team leadership and management, process improvement, professional development, and other topics, and you can follow his writing on LinkedIn or Twitter, @TylerLHough. He studied political science and education policy at Loyola University Chicago and Northwestern University, respectively, and he is a graduate of the Project Management Strategy and Financial Decision-Making certificates. Tyler currently works as the director of annual giving and development operations at Chicago House. 

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