New supplies, new clothes, new start. Freshman year is a chance to redefine yourself, to challenge assumptions, and for young entrepreneurs, it’s a way to lay the foundation for the rest of your life. Here are 5 top ways (in no particular order) on how to network on a Black college campus.

5Social Media is your friend…Use it!

BELCHATOW POLAND – MAY 02 2013: Modern white keyboard with colored social network buttons.

As a student, you are probably using social media already. Most students have a Facebook page, and more and more are using Twitter, Instagram and other sites to connect. As you begin building a professional network, it’s time to take a step back and think about social media and how you use it as a networking technique. If a potential employer or new connection visited your social media page, would you be happy with what they found? Keep your profile and interactions professional. That means it may be time for an upgrade, or the removal of certain posts or photos. When connecting with someone you have not met personally, your profile will shape their early impressions.