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Networking Advice For A 15 Year-Old Student (And Game Developer)

By October 1, 2018January 14th, 2019No Comments
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A networking question that landed in my inbox last week: “I’m a 15 year old high school student in New York. I’ve been programming for five years and I wanted to start building professional connections to help me in the future and am also working on a small indie game. I will be attending a small talk/open demo night for indie games soon. Do you have any tips on marketing my skills, my game and how to build lasting connections?

My #BYDN answer: Learn from your peers!

There are some extraordinary young women who are taking their ambition, careers, aspirations and goals into their own hands – and in doing so, are finding engaged communities (globally) + building strong brands and networks. A few networking peer pros to check out:

There are no hacks or shortcuts to building relationships – the long lasting meaningful kind, that is. It’s a lifetime commitment to being genuine in your actions AND showing up for others.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at