1) Attend a Networking Experience.
e. Online Networking Event I will accept any event from this link. https://www.eventbrite.com/d/online/networking/
2) Post a brief summary of your experience.
a. Where did you go?
b. Who did you meet?
c. What went well?
d. What will you do better next time?
I attended the Dealing with Disappointment: How to Help Young People Persevere in Difficult Times by Youth Communication. The networking events was an educative forum to empower attendees with the necessary skills to help the youth to deal with the current challenges caused by the Covid-19 epidemic. I attended the interactive webinar to learn about the activities that youth can engage in to help overcome the disappointment caused by issues, such as canceled prom or graduation due to the social distancing policy to prevent further spreading of the coronavirus.
I met with members of the Youth Communication (youthcomm.org) and Student Success Network (studentsuccessnetwork.org) who were the hosts of the event. They had an interesting story to tell about the need to support the youngsters who were experiencing the negative effect of the disruption of their routine. Some aspects of the online meeting experience went on smoothly, such as listening to the stories of youth who have found outlets to express their disappointment and overcome the adverse effect. For example, the story of a tenth grader, Layla Hussein, was inspirational (Youth Communication, 2020). Her dance recital was canceled due to the epidemic, but she found alternative ways to overcome the disappointment, such as going on to dance and do things that she enjoyed.
However, I discovered that I could do some things differently to have a better experience. For example, I could study the topic of discussion beforehand to have input during the panel discussion. I would have more knowledge of the subject and contribute to the debate as I learned from the experts. Regardless of the challenge, I gained a deep sense of belonging to the community and will continue to participate in the future.
Youth Communication (2020). Dealing with Disappointment: How to Help Young People Persevere in Difficult Times. Retrieved from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dealing-with-disappointment-how-to-help-young-people-persevere-in-difficult-times-tickets-102203912654?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch