In the Media: Ashley Valdez Provides Virtual Networking Tips to The Forage

Portrait of Ashley Valdez, Scripps College's director of Career Planning & Resources

Ashley Valdez, director of Career Planning & Resources, spoke to The Forage about virtual networking best practices, advising networkers to personalize their requests for connection. “As you would in person, be sure to introduce yourself, mention something you have in common (such as an alma mater, professional interest, or hobby) and politely state your request,” Valdez says. “Be intentional and strategic when approaching someone, so your message is actually read and receive[s] a response.”