Business 101: Network Outside Your Background

Over the past few years, I’ve made efforts to start networking in the city of Milwaukee.  Now that I lived in the city for years, established professional career, and am looking for additional business opportunities I started looking for ways to put myself out there.  I started out with organizations like NAACP and NSBE but also stumbled on WAAL (Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers).  I liked the idea of getting to know professional individuals outside of my immediate engineering background.  I encourage everyone to not be siloed to your familiar background.  At worst when you interact with folks that differ from you, you have a contact in a different industry and learn something.