THE KEY TO NETWORKING AS A COLLEGE CREATIVE

SOCIAL MEDIA IS A VERY POWERFUL THING IN TODAYS AGE AS YOU CAN CONNECT WITH VIRTUALLY ANYONE. AS A COLLEGE CREATIVE IT MAYBE HARD TO CONNECT WITH LIKEMINDED INDIVIDUALS AS IT IS A SPECIFIC NICHE. EVEN IF YOU ARE AN ART STUDENT IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE INTO SPORTS OR MARKETING FOR EXAMPLE. SOME ARTISTS WANT TO BE PAINTERS, TEACHERS OR EVEN PURSUE OTHER MAJORS SUCH AS INTERIOR DESIGN OR FASHION DESIGN.
CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE IN YOUR SPECIFIC MAJOR AND PREFERRED CAREER IS IMPORTANT FOR SEVERAL REASONS. ONE IMPORTANT REASON IS TO PUSH YOU TO SUCCEED AS YOU CAN POSITION YOURSELF WITH THEM AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TAKES TOGETHER ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE SIMILAR AGE. ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING IS CONNECTING WITH SOMEONE WHO ALREADY HAS A JOB YOU WOULD LIKE WHEN YOU GRADUATE. ASKING THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE QUESTIONS ON WHAT TO DO AND NOT TO DO IS VERY IMPORTANT.
ANOTHER THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT THESE ARE RELATIONSHIPS THAT REQUIRE YOU TO BE GENUINE AND BENEFIT BOTH SIDES. OFTEN MANY PEOPLE WHO CONNECT WITH SOMEONE IN THEIR OWN FIELD ATTEMPT TO GET ANSWERS WITHOUT ACTUALLY PROVIDING SOME VALUE BACK. HAVING REAL WORLD CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE IS SO IMPORTANT AS IT SHOWS YOU ARE ACTUALLY REAL AND BRING MORE TO THE TABLE THAN SOMEONE JUST ASKING QUESTIONS TO GET AHEAD.
NEXT TIME YOU ARE ON INSTAGRAM, TWITTER OR ANY EVENT AND RUN INTO SOMEONE WHO IS AS TALENTED AS YOU ... REACH OUT, BE REAL AND MAYBE JUST MAYBE IT WILL LEAD TO SOMETHING GREAT.
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