By Katherine Schilling
Whether you’re just out of theory and looking to learn more about the profession, or you’re in your 200s and in need of a mentor, conventions are your one-stop shop for encouragement, information, and networking. But as inspiring as they can be, they can also be a terrifying place for someone new on the block.
As a student, it’s easy to psyche yourself out of networking at a convention. We tend to think, “Why would she ever want to talk with me? What do I possibly have to offer? I’m just a student. They look busy. I don’t want to bother them.”