Oh the dreaded word networking. I can't assume about others, but for me this word has always had me a bit confused and terrified at the same time. I know the article focuses it on doing it 'without being a scumbag', but what if you're just terrified? Though without realizing I've been doing this ever since I started college. If you can make friends and keep in touch with them and professors, you've got this! Then it was making friends at work and meeting up, even hanging out with those that had moved on. Going to AIGA events; volunteering at events. All I really wanted to do was make friends, get to know people and not just the ones that are still greenies as myself, but who are knowledgeable and care about what I care about. Putting networking like this makes it less daunting. Don't be a scumbag, be a friend.
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