It's never too early to get to know your professors and advisor. Additionally, extracurricular activities can connect you to other students with similar interests. If you are working on or off campus, make an effort to connect with your boss or supervisor.
Work with the Career Development office to identify industries of interest and conduct informational interviews with people working in those fields. Attend one of the career fairs to learn more and practice talking with employers. Keep an eye out for our Etiquette Dinner, which offers networking opportunities with alumni. Also, make a point to attend at least one or two events on campus that interest you.
Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profile are up to date and error-free. Talk with faculty and staff at Iowa Wesleyan College or elsewhere to ask about your interests. As you gain exposure to different fields through internships or volunteering, be sure to connect with people in organizations you are interested in and ask them to recommend similar organizations or colleagues for continued research.
If you have a sense of where you will live after graduation, research and contact relevant professional organizations, companies, alumni or other contacts. Pace yourself! Set concrete networking goals and revisit connections you've made during your college career to ask for industry advice, additional contacts or other ideas.