Leave Boone

The isolation of the mountains fosters learning, but when it comes to networking, students can get ahead by networking off campus. Check out conferences in your field or the Chamber of Commerce in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro. Rather than using your savings for a spring break in Daytona ... go to a conference that's within your industry. Use social media strategically about six to eight weeks in advance of your landing at that conference to reach out to people who are going to be at that event.