Let’s be honest. For most of us, especially us introverts, networking events have just about as much appeal as giving a presentation to a 300+ student audience about a topic we don’t even like nor know much about . . . while in our underwear. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right preparation and a little bit of practice, networking events can feel as natural as making friends. Because that’s all it really is. Networking events isn’t so much about a high-stakes battlefield to find you that job or summer internship, but rather it is about building relationships.
As always, I think How to Adult did a wonderful job on summing up the main tips and points of networking in their newly released video “10 Simple Tips to Be a Networking Superstar.” Check it out when you get the chance, but remember, there’s no better teacher than experience. Get out there and test out those newly acquired networking skills. You never know where they might take you.