Have Interesting Things To Say When Studying Abroad
You may have noticed someone in the classroom to whom people don’t pay much attention to and tend to be overlooked when there are invitations to a party or an after class get-together. Shyness or a reluctance to join in conversations and activities really holds you back socially and often in your career. People will not seek out you company and that is not what you want. It is important that you overcome shyness and have interesting things to say.
How Expanding Your Knowledge Can Help
Although you think getting invited to things revolves around being popular, in reality it doesn’t have much to do with it. Instead it’s all about what you offer to discussions and get-togethers. People love interesting people with smart or funny things to say. If you have ever met someone that doesn’t know what to say or how to keep a conversation going, it might well be because they do not have a lot of knowledge about the world around them and thus nothing interesting to offer. By making sure you are informed about your surroundings, the people around you, their backgrounds and what they are all about, the town, city, or country you will not only expand your knowledge base but become someone that people want to be around!
Careers and Job Opportunities
Having a good general knowledge and being aware of news and events helps not only your career prospects but is noticed in the workplace. Employers like to know that their employees are curious and engaged in the world, are willing to learn new things and can converse in an intelligent way. It also demonstrates that you have probably traveled abroad, and if not, have taken notice of the world beyond your immediate environment.