For your parents, networking meant playing golf with work buddies once a month, or a quarterly trip to Ruby Tuesday's with the rest of the department. In the city, getting to know people is a full time job. If you're not careful, you can fill your week with a different finger-sandwich-and-happy-hour event every night. You'll fill out so many name tags that you'll find yourself sub-consciously adjusting your signature to the dimensions of that "Hello, My Name Is ..." sticker. We're not sure if anyone has directly benefited from attending one of these events, but there is no shortage of people crowding them in hopes that they'll be the first. Or, maybe, like us, everyone is just there for the free booze.