Attending networking events is an integral part of your career strategy. It allows you to maintain current relationships, build new ones, and be part of a professional team.

Preparation Before a Networking Event:

  • Practice your elevator pitch
  • Bring lots of business cards
  • Make sure your shoes are polished, nails are polished, and speech is polished
  • Bring a pen (not one that is chewed at the top) and a small pad of paper
  • Bring mints; you don’t want to be remembered for the wrong thing. (Chewing gum is a big NO; it never looks good)
  • Bring Kleenex


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