Join a Professional Industry Group. There is a lot of terrific advice from our mentors here and one of the best pieces of advice I ever received, was to join a professional industry group. This advice continues to help me professionally and personally. After you join, get involved. Show up to meetings. Actually look people in the eye and have a conversation. Connecting on social media is convenient and effective but not as impactful as personal interaction. After you attend a meeting, talk about it with your colleagues, discuss it with you mentor.