This semester more than others, I have been stressing to my students the importance of building professional networks in addition to social networks while in university. Websites like Facebook allow us to expand our social networks and stay in contact with people we might not otherwise communicate with due to distance or we simply lack a connection that limits us to being just "Facebook friends" and not close friends. Professional networks can be similar to "Facebook friends" in this sense but the key is that if you contact them out of the blue, they know who you are and are willing to help you out.
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Here are some short ideas that probably don't deserve to be published but I felt were worth sharing.