So for this networking experience, I was a tad nervous. I’m an introvert who can also become an extrovert in certain situations. I didn’t really prepare for this only because I wasn’t too sure that I had to prepare for this event. My goal was to talk to a few of the visual art students. It may be sad to say but following Angelika around was really helpful because I was able to dovetail into her conversations. I think the biggest thing I learned from this experience was the fact that I wasn’t the only one who was confused about what some of the pieces were about. But other than those two girls I talked to, the others were students from this class that I don’t normally talk to.
I don’t really know what I could do differently to talk to visual artists in this type of setting. I feel like auditions are types of events that I feel better suited for me to network at. For example, I auditioned at Disney on Monday and was able to network very easily. I feel like this may be so because we all shared a common interest and common goal of getting hired by the Mouse. I walked into that audition not knowing anyone and was able to walk out with 4 new friends. It’s interesting to see how a simple change in surroundings can change how someone like me is able to network with other people.