3.10.22 The Secret to Great Opportunities is the Person you Haven’t Met Yet
How many of you tend to see, talk to, eat with and go to class with the same people on a regular basis? While this may feel comfortable, especially as an international student, is it the best way to meet new friends and potential professional colleagues?
Attached below is a link to a thought-provoking TED Talk from Tanya Menon (Ohio State University Professor of Management and Human Resources) about the value of “disrupting” our typical daily interaction patterns. Professor Menon helps us to understand how we fall into seeing the same people on a regular basis and the benefits of deliberately modifying such behavior, to encounter others.
As we know, the “payoffs” in doing so are many, both personally and professionally. This talk provides excellent advice for how you can “get out of your comfort zone” (to use a cliche), which can be helpful in so many ways (e.g., when you reach out to alumni for informational interviewing, for networking at events, to try out new volunteer activities, etc.)
If you’d like to learn more about the speaker, please see: https://fisher.osu.edu/people/menon.53