I attended the mentor speeding dating event that was a networking event created through Ad Club and took place at Grand Rapids Brewing Company. This was a great way for me to meet professionals in fields that I’m interested in. I got the privilege of meeting people like the Creative Manager at Founders Brewing Company and the Owner of Auxiliary Advertising and Design, and numerous others. I was able to talk to them about what their typical day looked liked at their job and what advice they could give me moving forward as a Graphic Designer. I got a better idea of what it would look like to work at a bigger or smaller company and it helped me think about what kind of work environment I would like to work at in my future.
I am hoping to attend more networking events like this one to get my name out there and to meet more professionals. I think these events will help lead to more connections and opportunities. This has already helped me to discover a few internship opportunities as well.
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