Networking is when a group of people exchange  information, contacts, and experience for professional purposes.  Networking can help you learn more about your major or career field, learn more about companies of interest, and make connections to help you discover the hidden job market. 

REMEMBER:  Every person you meet, every conversation you have, every comment or picture you post online is something that can influence your network and your future.  When networking, be careful about the image you're projecting and always remember your manners.  Be sure to professional through all forms of communication and don't forget thank yous!