By Alyssa Bellisario

The Hip Haus for young professionals is a highly popular networking event. Hip Haus events are held in the downtown core of Toronto and Mississauga (Square One) area. The Hip Haus holds networking events every week with free admission through sign-up on their website.

The mission for The Hip Haus is to gather young professionals who are either new to a career, still in school, or actively looking for work. It is an opportunity to meet other professionals in different industries who can provide a future contact.

Tips to make the most out of your next networking event:

1. Be prepared: Bring a personal business card where others can contact you.

2. Be yourself: Represent your personal brand; show your passion, creativity and genuine interest in furthering your career.

3. Be open-minded: You may find yourself meeting network professionals in a different industry that may be a future contact for employment.

(Photo via GhoztTramp via Flickr, distributed under a CC-BY 2.0 License)