It is interesting how far people will go to get away from awkward situations, or even situations that have the slightest potential to be awkward. I cannot exclude myself from this, there have been times where I have just decided not to go to something because of that very reason, but there are times when I just needs to push myself to just go and do it, and many times I will find that what I thought was going to be a difficult situation turns out to be not as bad as my imagination had made it out to be. The simple act of consistently putting myself outside of my comfort zone to interact, meet, and make friends with new people is so much more valuable than anything I could have seen when I started. In reality the adage of ‘to make friends you need to be a friend’ when taken as far as it can is so much more than “I’ll be friends with whoever I end up meeting” to “I’ll meet everybody and make friends with anyone willing to be my friend” and it opens up a whole new realm of people and possibilities.
At Neumont, every quarter, they hold a Neumont Career Fair where 10-15 business both ones from salt lake and more well known ones such as IBM and ACS will come and have booths set up for students to come, ask questions, get resumÃ©s and so on.Â It’s quite a challange and an experience to go in there and talk to prospective employees about your talents, experiences, and abilities, then ask questions, get to know the people there, read the material they hand out and so on.Â It’s quite exhausting to say the least, but rewarding if only in the experience of dealing with a company and getting comfortable meeting people you never had before that are “superior” to you in terms of job position.Â Its good practice for the day your sitting behind a table being interviewed for a job, as close as you can come without actually being there.
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