Put simply, networking is a systematic approach to building relationships with other people. Some of you may already have an extensive network of contacts built through your undergraduate university and work experience, friends, and family. Others may shun networking and look at a room of strangers with anxiety. Whether you're an old pro or a networking novice, growing your network will become a crucial part of your MBA experience, career search, and strategy for the future. In this section you'll gain valuable networking tips, have the chance to map your network, and read phone and email scripts for networking outreach.