19 February 2021
Are you seeking a job, internship, or thesis opportunity, but struggling to connect with people in these virtual formats? Read on for some tips and tricks.
Networking could be a challenging experience for many. Speaking to new people can be intimidating and even uncomfortable for introverts. It is not always clear where to begin or which tactics to use. Traditionally, networking has taken place at job fairs, conferences, social gatherings, and more. However, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many such events have been canceled, postponed, or shifted to an online format, further confounding the already difficult activity. Yet many students are seeking jobs, internships, or thesis opportunities. Hereby some tips from what I have learned about networking in ‘corona times’ during the last months as an EIT InnoEnergy Master’s student.