Maybe you weren’t at the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony on Sunday, but you’ll probably be headed to a few holiday parties this season, and maybe a gallery or two come First Friday, and there’s all that mingling that people tend to do in DC involving benefits and galas and portrait unveilings.
As anecdotal experience shows us that most jobs and internships come about through personal connections, learn how to schoomze with confidence. Ex-nightlife reporter Chiara Atik explains that you should basically just talk to people–ask them questions and don’t push an agenda.
For a perfect example, see this conversation between Jay-Z and a random woman on the subway who doesn’t know who he is. As it turns out, the woman is Ellen Grossman, an noted NYC artist. You just never know who you’ll meet….