IT Project Management

Networking is a vital part of any successful job search. This assignment walks you through some productive
networking resources and activities. By now, you are creating a foundation for your successful job search. You
have evaluated your strengths and weaknesses against the requirements needed to succeed in your
profession. Now you will take what you have learned and actively join and participate in your professional
To complete this assignment, begin with resources in CSU Global’s Student Career Center, and then explore
social media sites, such as LinkedIn or Facebook, to establish yourself as an active member in a project
management network.
Assignment Preparation/Activities
Go to the CSU Global Career Center (Links to an external site.) and review the following content:
Effective Job Search Strategies (Links to an external site.): Tools to Assist in the Job Search, Networking in the
Student Career Center
Networking resources (Links to an external site.)
Career Coach (Links to an external site.) in the Student Career Center.
Use the Internet, and your work on previous career assignments, to research the Project Management Institute
(PMI); (Links to an external site.). PMI has local chapters around the world. Find information on a local
chapter on this website. Visit the local chapter’s website. Research social media sites for both PMI and the
local chapter.
Join LinkedIn (Links to an external site.) and, using all of the information you have been gathering in your
Career Portfolio, build your LinkedIn profile. For this assignment, make sure your profile is 90% complete. You
will submit a screenshot of your profile as an addendum to this week’s assignment. For additional information,
see these LinkedIn resources (Links to an external site.).
Assignment Requirements
Develop a well-written paper that includes:
A description of the role that networking can play in your professional life
A summary of your “professional brand,” including how you can keep your professional brand consistent
across social and professional platforms
A description of a professional organization in your degree field that you would like to join. What are the
benefits of becoming a member of this organization?
Discussion of steps you have taken, or the steps you will take, to develop a professional connection with a
mentor or a career coach. Explain how you intend to use social media to sustain your professional network.

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