We all have experienced a version of this story, but when I was first introduced to the concept of networking as a 1L, I actually considered dropping out of law school. That’s not even an exaggeration. For someone who gets nervous in crowds, the concept of meeting people at large events, making small talk enough to secure a connection, and having it lead to future opportunities seemed impossible.
But graduating in a pandemic meant that doors I had entered countless times before suddenly closed with sincere apologies, and new doors were locked and secured with a large “HIRING FREEZE” sign. The hallway I was left standing in was a long stretch of isolating darkness. Although there are multiple ways to job hunt while waiting for bar results, I wanted to share how I learned how to network during a pandemic and how it led to opportunities. [Read more…] about The Art of Networking