AAD's keynote, Networking Series provides AAD students with in-person opportunities to learn and apply essential networking skills with experienced AAPI Executives, ERG leaders, and talent acquisition representatives from partner companies.
It's intimidating to walk into a space full of strangers, but I quickly found ways that we shared experiences or could support one another. People encouraged one another to join into conversations. I appreciated people's willingness to be honest and vulnerable with one another.
Seems surreal. To even be in a room with so many successful Asian American professionals is a privilege.
This was my first professional networking event and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would, it gave me more insight on the different kinds of jobs available to me and that I don’t have to go down one path, and I got to be a little more out of my comfort zone.
This event was very informational. I got to meet new people both professional and peers. I learned new things, specifically within my dream industry and learned about new technologies that I should add to my resume to help me break into the industry.