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Today, I will be discussing about networking. We live in a complex and highly connected world and we better be good at communicating. We’ve all heard the catch phrase,” It’s not what you know but who you know.” Guys, studies of workers of all types have found through these traditional approaches, 60 to 90% of the job are found through friends, relatives, personal contacts, and direct application. This informal and personal job finding methods are often referred to as "networking". Networking involves developing your contacts and connecting with people; it is asking people if they are aware of job openings for someone with your qualifications, or if they know other people that can help you locate the unadvertised jobs. If done well, it may actually lessen your job search time by turning personal contacts and direct applications into interviews and, hopefully, job offers. One of the best ways for university students to uncover career opportunities is through networking. Make as many contacts as you can with people in all types of businesses and industries related to your chosen career field. Join a professional association such as IEM will ensure that you are well connected to the society out there and create a better path for your future career. Throughout these years, our joint events with the Young Engineer Section of IEM have shown us how connected we are. We will continue to build strategies to strengthen our communications and meet the professional development needs. Your support and generous commitment of time and energy have allowed us to achieve these successes. The collaborative spirit you have shown will be our strength in the challenges of the year ahead. Next, It is my privilege to serve as your President and to work with an outstanding group of IEM Student Chapter committees. I would like to take this change to say sorry to my committee members if I have done anything wrong in the past and my sincere thanks to all our Member Boards for everything you do. Thank you. Lastly, please allow me to end my speech here with a quote by Robert Kiyosaki: The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.”