Growing up, I was a shy individual. My quiet personality didn’t change when I entered college. However, I quickly learned the importance of making contacts and networking. Therefore, I pushed myself to be friendlier. One of my accounting courses required me to attend a meeting of local certified public accountants. When I discovered the person I was talking to worked at the local hospital, I mentioned a job announcement I’d seen in the newspaper. The next day, I got a job offer for an internship at the hospital. This college experience helped launch a successful accounting career. On this blog, you will discover the benefits of networking during college.