Looking to connect with professionals in your field in 2022?

Screenshot of UCSF Connect landing page, showing three smiling UCSF students along with the tagline: Be a mentor. Find a mentor. Reconnect, help others, and expand your network.

Happy New Year!! If, in this season of resolutions and new initiatives, you are looking for ways to explore career paths, connect with UCSF alums, or build your professional community, or perhaps all three, we have a resource for you. UCSF Connect is the official networking platform for the UCSF community.

It’s easy to sign up with MyAccess, and you can quickly build your profile using your LinkedIn account. There are currently over 4,700 registered users, and the best part is that nearly 70% of them have offered to give back to the community through activities like informational interviewing or by providing mentorship. You can browse users by their field and how they are willing to help.

Read on for more information about this powerful tool, and how to use it, including a sample text for approaching an alum.