Networking plays a critical role in my day-to-day life. From getting in touch with colleagues, to simply having a healthy balance between my social and professional life, communication and networking is critical. The biggest takeaway from the assigned literature was the concrete information on how to strengthen these networking skills. These skills go far beyond our line of work, and they serve as great tips to use as our methods of communication continue to evolve. One of the articles highlights the importance of in-person communication but it also highlighted the continued reliance on technology. This is extremely true today, as we continue to navigate our professional and personal lives in the midst of a pandemic. These readings truly are helpful, and I hope to incorporate the information in my everyday life.