To support our site, Class Central may be compensated by some course providers.

Preparing to Network in English

University of Washington via edX

students interested

Taken this course? Share your experience with other students. Write review

Overview

Networking in the business world is key to career success.  Research shows that many jobs are never officially advertised. Many companies rely on word-of-mouth advertising to hire employees, so connections with people are important! 
 
It’s also clear that English is an important language in the global job hunt.  
 
But what exactly is networking? And how do you do it in English? This course helps you understand the basics of networking and why it’s important. You’ll identify the key qualities that you personally want to focus on developing. 
 
Most importantly, you’ll grow and expand your business network and professional connections. Gain confidence in your speaking while introducing yourself in English. You’ll also learn about business culture in North America and around the globe while you improve your English language skills for increased success in networking and job hunting.

Syllabus

Week 1: What is Networking? 
Introduction to networking and an overview of the reasons for networking, such as getting a job or a promotion or expanding your sales portfolio. You’ll also define your goals and share ideas with fellow learners around the globe. 
 
Week 2: Who is in Your Network? 
Identify the people who are part of your own personal network. Analyze and decide who you want to connect with most. Pinpoint reasons for helping others and getting help yourself. Discuss priorities with your fellow learners. 
 
Week 3: Introductions 
Learn key language to introduce yourself and to make introductions. Take a quiz on key language and practice introducing yourself. Record an introduction and get feedback from fellow learners.
 
Week 4: Making Contact 
Learn how to introduce yourself in a business setting. Give and receive business cards aand develop a LinkedIn profile headline and summary.

Taught by

Joel Ozretich and Richard Moore

Help Center

Most commonly asked questions about EdX EdX

Reviews for edX's Preparing to Network in English
Based on 0 reviews

  • 5 star 0%
  • 4 star 0%
  • 3 star 0%
  • 2 star 0%
  • 1 star 0%

Did you take this course? Share your experience with other students.

Write a review

Class Central

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free

Never stop learning Never Stop Learning!

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.