In today’s tight job market, Mays MBA students are keenly aware of the one the thing they must learn how to do. (And, do it well.) Network.

With the help of corporate professionals, more than 100 Mays MBA students got a chance to polish up their social skills at the Business Skills Development Conference. Sponsored by the MBA Association (MBAA), panelists provided tips on topics, such as how to work a room, networking and succeeding in your career.

According to Heath Barber, a first-year MBA student and vice president of the MBAA, having good networking and business etiquette skills are even more critical today.

“I believe more companies are placing higher importance on these skills,” he says. “It may not be that glamorous of a topic, but the conference was very helpful, especially for our international students.”