Networking is significant if you want to have a successful career. Most people say they have a huge circle of engineer relatives and friends from college, but that is not enough, and you need to go beyond that. While you are in college, try to attend lectures outside the core classes and don't forget to introduce yourself to the visiting lecturers from the industry. In the industry, you should try to attend local professional meet-ups related to field engineering to expand your network.
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