How to Network Effectively: Tips You Can Start Using Today

As per a 2017 LinkedIn Survey, almost 80% of 15,905 participants considered networking important to career success ad 70% were hired through a connection. However, as per recent research, the pandemic resulted in considerable shrinkage in people's professional networks. Now is the opportunity to rebuild and expand your network to build connections in your fields of interest and, be the first to hear of new opportunities, especially critical in today’s volatile job market.

In this workshop, we will explore how to overcome barriers and challenges to networking and adapt relevant skills and tools to network efficiently. Through the session, you can learn how to employ the 3 P’s of networking - Prepare, Present and Practise - to network effectively at the upcoming NUS Career Fest 2023, other networking events as well as online platforms such as conNectUS. This is a physical session, come prepared to, network, interact and have fun!

Join this workshop and look forward to the following takeaways:

  • Learn how to Prepare to network effectively at Career Fest, as well as other networking events and online platforms such as conNectUS, by doing research and preparing an elevator pitch
  • Understand how to Present yourself well through impactful verbal and non-verbal communication, and dressing to exude confidence.
  • Gain Practice in essential networking skills so you will feel calm and comfortable on the day of the event

Who should attend?

  • All undergraduate students who are keen in honing their networking skills to build meaningful connections
  • All undergraduate students who are planning to attend the Career Fest

This is a workshop under NUS Career Fest 2023.

Attend this workshop or any NUS Career Fest 2023 workshop, submit the workshop feedback form, and stand a chance to win $20 GrabFood vouchers!


Lakshmi Ramachandran
Lakshmi Ramachandran, PhD

Learning and Development Specialist, NUS Centre for Future-ready Graduates

Lakshmi Ramachandran, PhD, specialises in creating and facilitating professional development training programmes for NUS students on topics such as communication skills, productivity, and emotional intelligence through the Centre for Future-ready Graduates. She is an ICF-ACC and Belbin Teams accredited coach and holds a Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Training (CIDTT). She has over 20 years of experience in science as a researcher, communicator and programme manager. She is also a catalyst for the advancement of women in science.

Kum Hoong Kong
Kum-Hoong Kong

Career Advisor, NUS Centre for Future-ready Graduates

Kum Hoong has more than 20 years of corporate experience in the public service and private sector, mainly in the travel, hospitality & lifestyle industries. A many-year voluntary stint with the FASS Mentorship Programme ignited his interest to pivot into career coaching. He now places the students’ passions and skillsets at the heart of his current core work and delights in helping them land internship and job roles.

Lim Hock Thiam
Lim Hock Thiam

Director, Human Resources, International Battery Operations, Energizer Holdings

Hock Thiam, (HT for short), is a seasoned HR Professional with more than 20 years of local, regional and global experience managing the full spectrum within HR, including mobility and other specialized fields. He has worked in various local and foreign MNCs as a Senior Global HR Business Partner.

HT’s passion is in Talent Management and Organizational Development relishing time spent in transforming and developing talent. He enjoys coaching and providing support to senior management, managers, and colleagues at all levels. In his free time, he volunteers as a mentor to students from National University of Singapore via NUSS and FASS to help them cope with university life and prepare them for the transition to working life.

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Career Workshops

Date: Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Time: 12pm – 1.30pm

Event Venue: Lavender Room, Shaw Foundation Alumni House

Industry: Others

Faculties: College of Design and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, School of Computing, NUS Business School

Target Audience: All students