No matter how experienced you are professionally, networking events can be overwhelming. You’re thrown into a room with dozens and dozens of people you don’t know, and you have a limited of time to make an impression. While it’s tempting to stand in the corner and sip your drink nervously, here are some tips on making the most of your time at these types of professional events: 1. Head into the Event with a Goal in Mind: Do you want to talk to a specific person who you know will be there? Do you want to exchange cards with three people? Read more.