Never underestimate the power of meeting new people. Although estimates vary from study to study, job experts agree that networking is the primary way that job seekers learn about opportunities. These personal connections can include a friend, family member, neighbor, acquaintance, teacher or former coworker. Going to college exponentially expands your social circles. Every semester you encounter new classmates and professors who share similar interests (or who can introduce you to others) and can open doors to job opportunities. These connections extend far beyond college graduation, providing years of future support to help you explore your options, achieve your goals and develop a successful career.