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networking that works

Friday afternoon, the semester’s almost over, tests may not yet have begun, so why not think of how to network?  I get it – networking the traditional way (as illustrated in the picture below) sucks, and mostly doesn’t work. 
This story takes on networking the way we at One on One do – and so we thought it was worth sharing.
The real key is to think of your every day relationships as networking, instead of using awkward meet and greets.  How does this change things?  Simple:  when you actively engage (ask questions, actually care about the answers, follow up) with people you meet, from fellow students to professors to your parents’ friends, they’ll remember you and think highly of you.  Then, when you ask for a favor, they may actually do it.