I agreed with what the author had to say in her first advice:
Creating a network is a long term commitment to building strong, mutually beneficial relationships. If you are a student, begin with the other students at your school, your teachers, and some alumni. You can be a source of information for those who have graduated and want news of their old school. Once you are working, you can be a source to your teachers and the other students at your school about who is working, what it's like on your first job, and who might be hiring.
We need each other to survive in the art industry, no matter how you look at it. In my perspective at least. Hope this is inspirational and encouraging to someone. :)