I recently became a CNA and got admitted into the nursing program of a local community college. I am also an immigrant to the US (I have been here for two years now). I found out that when you look for a good job, it is very important to know people who could recommend you, or serve as references.
Right now I am trying to make contact with nurses and other healthcare professionals who work in Connecticut (this is where I am), but I don't know anyone! My classmates seem to not be willing to help; there is a lot of competition.
Help, how do I meet people? I can't just write emails to people on facebook and ask them to meet with me. That would be just creepy! How do I start networking in this field?