The very word networking can cause anxiety for even experienced professionals, so it can be particularly daunting for students. You might have a couple of internships under your belt but you probably don’t yet have have business cards to hand out and aren’t really sure what etiquette is expected at a networking event.
Whether you are looking to find out more about upcoming internship opportunities with an NGO, secure an informational interview with a potential employer, or make sure you stand out among other applicants, connecting with the right people can be key to launching your global development career.
If you are a student or novice to the networking scene, here are a few things you can do to make the experience a little less stressful.
1. Connect in person.