One of the most important skills you can develop as a student (or adult) is networking. But what does that really mean? Is it a bunch of people standing in a room talking in 3 minute segments to the people standing next to them? I’ve been to far too many networking events like that, and admittedly, have even planned some of those events myself.
However, the more I think about the concept of networking, the more I realize that good relationships don’t have to happen by chance. Here are a few suggestions for you to think about as you attend networking and other social events.