5 learnings from Networking at a large event

Over the course of our diploma at SCoRe, we have been asked often about our purpose of joining the program. Naturally, my answers came from academic and limited work experience which may have even sounded generic. Today, this is how I answer the question— I joined this program to challenge myself.’ Networking for the very first time at PRAXIS9 challenged me to let go of my inhibitions and interact with a diverse set of professionals. Shrugging off initial hesitation and a few awkward attempts later, I got into the groove of speaking freely.

Networking made me realise an underrated skill we must try to master—listening. Initially, at mixers like this, students can learn more by listening than speaking. There always will be enough opportunities to speak. Like your battles, you must pick your instances too to avoid redundancy across conversations. I briefly learnt about the nuances of body language, tone, clarity of speech, confidence, and even articulation. For me, it was a lesson in introspection.
To sum up—” The world has a lot to offer, all you have to do is ask.”