Networking Tips for Online MBA Students

Take advantage of face-to-face meetings and pick up the phone to network in an online MBA program.

Networking is just as important for online MBA students as it is for on-campus students. It’s just done differently.

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4. Reach out to career services, alumni and faculty: While it's important to reach out to classmates, it's also vital for online MBA students to network with former students. To do so, experts say, it's important to reach out to career services, faculty and administrators.

"Form a relationship," Indiana's Powell says. "Those are going to be friendly places with people who are going to help you get connected with people you want to be connected with."

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