One of the hardest parts of the transition from college to life-after-college is learning how to make friends. Unlike when you were in college, as a working professional you are no longer surrounded by thousands of your peers on a daily basis, following the same schedule and routine. You don’t have RAs, or residence hall life, or clubs, or the shared experience of hating the dining options on campus, to create those lifelong bonds. So how do you do it? Well, the good news is, you have been in this place before, and you have everything inside you, right now, to successfully navigate these uncertain waters. And, the tricks are actually quite simple, as this Business Insider piece tells us. It’s all about repetition, disclosure, and initiative.

Three Wake Forest alumnae on the quad at homecoming event

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