Networking for people who hate networking

Do you often feel awkward and inefficient at networking functions? Trust me, I know the feeling.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the US: 1 month, 6 months or a year – my guess is that networking is a part of your job and life. And I’m sure most of us wonder how some people pull it off so seamlessly while we feel awkward and inefficient at networking functions. Trying to convince ourselves we don’t need to network doesn’t really work – we sure need it to make progress no matter what we do.

DC SCORES youth voices at the Kennedy Center

On June 9th a football framed freedom suite /peh-LO-tah/ premiered at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. This production celebrates a deep and personal devotion to the game of soccer. It is also a meditation on life as person of color in the United States. It is not one story but many, and the stories often leap beyond words into other forms of expression – dance, song, spoken-word poetry, and video montages.

Meet November Project, DC hidden treasure

Is working out really about working out? I think I knew the answer a long time ago, but this summer I discovered once and for all – it is not. It is about living a healthy and happy life, challenging yourself, being the most productive version of yourself, making new friends and spreading good vibes (yes, it’s a thing).

Out of comfort zone, for good

When at the end of Atlas Corps orientation three weeks ago to the question “What will you bring to the fellowship?” I answered “courage to step out of my comfort zone”, I wasn’t kidding. And, as for any introvert, it takes a lot of courage to do networking, find new friends, go to a bunch of events – basically, to do the Fellowship in general. Yes, jumping from airplanes was easier than attending a networking event for me. And, certainly more pleasant.