I got a couple of emails recently. Both had graduated from the same school decades apart. One introduced to me a young man who had recently graduated and was looking for a job.
A solid networking strategy is to reach out to your Alumni. I went to the University of Western Ontario which is a long way from where I sit in Orange County, CA. Yet I can do a LinkedIn search and plug in my zip code and the school name and over 100 people who went to Western pop up.