Today I was running through my to-do-list and 5 things I had written down were to email people who I have connected with professionally through internships, met through social media or sparked a conversation with in person and exchanged contact inofrmation. One thing my father has drilled into my head since day 1 of college is to always keep in touch with those who can benefit you professionally whether it’s helping you get a job or if you need advice about a certain field. Yes, you may be extremely busy right now (I know I currently am) but you need to keep your professional network close to you. There have been countless times I have sought advice from my network for things such as cover letter/resume advice for certain industries, application processes, job openings and more. I’m not telling you to straight up ask for advice or a job but say hi first and see how they’ve been personally and how’s work going. It’s all about who you know these day and you may find that to be a disadvantage many times but there will be that one time you will love that unwritten rule. So just take 10 to 20 minutes of your day to think about who you haven’t talked to in a while and email, call or even text them (if you’re on that level of comfort with them) just to catch up. By doing this now, you’re already ahead of the game.