5645917So today was the JB Communications Expo, a networking event for employers to meet with students interested in finding a job or internship.

For someone looking for an internship, I felt I had a good amount of options for networking. I talked to PR firms and non-profit organizations for most of the time. I was able to put some faces to names and hand out a few résumés.

Overall, it was very enjoyable and helpful. All the employers seemed eager to meet us and willing to talk about their company. My fear of encountering awkwardness faded quickly once I arrived and started talking.

Not only did the event create opportunities for efficient networking but I think it also motivated us to get talking. OSU journalism students have a lot to offer and I don’t think we should be afraid to tell others about it. What’s the worst that could happen? I think more networking events like this expo should occur throughout the year. I appreciate all the work that was put into it; it definitely showed.

I’m excited to contact some of the people I met today and get closer to finding where I may end up this summer. As one employer put it today, I will be “going where the internship takes me.” Well said.

In conclusion, here’s an end of the week playlist:

Keep Your Head The Ting Tings

Lovers In Japan (Osaka Sun Mix) Coldplay

Way Out Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Love Dog TV on the Radio

I Could Say Lily Allen