St. Bonaventure University

Building a professional network


More than 70% of jobs are obtained through some sort of career or professional networking.

Career networking is the act of building beneficial professional relationships to gain information and to meet new contacts, which helps focus career goals and tap into unadvertised job vacancies.


Networking resources


SBU Alumni/Student Mentoring & Networking LinkedIn group
This LinkedIn group was created to connect interested alumni and students in mentoring and networking for career or professional development.

Bonnies4Bonnies
This is an annual career networking event, held on campus, that connects students with SBU alumni representing a broad spectrum of professional positions, from freelance writers to corporate executives. Following a keynote address, students have the opportunity to mingle and meet our alumni, and to make connections that just might lead to a job interview or a helping hand somewhere down your career path.

Digital Engagement Room (DER)
This gives students access to cutting-edge virtual networking technology, enhancing their ability to land a key internship or vie for a full-time position after college. 

To reserve the DER, log into your Handshake account and click on the Career Center tab. Select Schedule an Appointment and then Request a Room.