What does it really mean to network?
I understand the gist of it, coldcalling, cold emailing, doing info interviews, and talking to everyone at info sessions. But let's say you have your contacts at your BBs, MMs or whatever and have met them in some other school events, etc in the Fall. Now you don't recruit/are done school till this coming Fall. What do you do in the mean time?
To network, does it mean reaching out to NEW people? Or keep continuous contact with the people you know? If its the latter, what do you do with them since you already know their background and have asked them your questions, etc? You obviously don't call them up and say, hey let's go down and grab a beer and shoot the shit, do you... because you don't know them well enough to be friends regardless. Even if you're trying to befriend them, they know you're just trying to get a job in the end and you're not sincere.
So what does it really mean to network? Network to reach out to NEW people (as many people as you can) because in the end it'll workout for you because of a numbers game? Or just keeping in touch with your contacts?
Just need some info to clarify this shit out of my head. thanks