Networking allows for a new perspective in thought. Whether the connection be within your field or opposite entirely, the knowledge taken away is invaluable. Nikiesha Nelson, senior graphic artist at Nike, describes the phenomenon as “party networking”.
Nikiesha utilized networking events and designer parties to learn more about the field she wished to go into. She then applied the discussions she had into personal projects and internships to further develop herself within her field.
I currently network within the field of Engineering, however I plan to begin connecting with the video game industry field to learn more about gameplay programming, project management in game design, and more.