Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Networking With Confidence - A How To Workshop

When it comes to finding a job or deciding on a career path – networking is key!  But, as most of us know, networking can be quite an intimidating experience, especially if you haven’t done it before.

That’s why we decided to host our very first Networking With Confidence - A How To Workshop on March 23rd!

Here is a recap of what went down that night: 

Business card making!  Who says business cards are only for seasoned professionals? Putting their creative skills to use, youth not only learned how to create their own business cards, but actually had the opportunity to design their very own business card to share at future networking events. 

Gyu showing youth how to stand out and stay connected by creating their very own business cards.

 Busy designing their personalized business cards. 

Making a great first impression! Elevator pitch and dressing the part - youth discussed the importance of being prepared at their next networking event. After all, the more prepared you are, the more confident you will feel. 

  Drafting out their elevator pitch and discussing how to dress comfortably yet professionally at networking events.

Networking do's don'ts. With their elevator pitch, business cards and networking attire tips in hand, youth had the opportunity to discuss their hesitations about networking and go over the do's and don'ts of networking with confidence.

Overcoming networking nerves through open conversations and reviewing networking best practices.

By the end of the night, youth were geared up with the information, tools and tips to network with confidence at their next networking event, including our upcoming Connect & Explore - Youth Networking Evening on April 13th!

A special shout out to our amazing placement students - Abdi, Alex, Andre, Gyu, Lorna & Jaqui - for making this workshop an memorable, educational and fun evening for all our youth participants!

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