March 24, 2014 | Mira Shenker
If you’ve ever felt totally awkward during a networking meeting, you have some sense of how Alex Davies was feeling earlier this month. “I’m naturally an awkward person,” says Davies, a student at Humber College. “The last meeting I had, I awkwardly hugged the person,” she admits.
Davies, currently enrolled in Humber College’s Advertising Copywriting program in Toronto, is hoping that by this time next year she’ll be working as a junior copywriter. But in an industry that’s all about the schmooze, she can’t just rely on her technical skills—she’ll need to learn how to connect with industry insiders.