The Sushi Rule

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Top: YPN Annual Party photo booth picture and name badge. Bottom middle: Group YPN Annual Party “Network with purpose” scavenger hunt Instagram submission. Bottom left and right: Outstanding Senior Award.
Top: YPN Annual Party photo booth picture and name badge. Bottom middle: Group YPN Annual Party “Network with purpose” scavenger hunt Instagram submission. Bottom left and right: Outstanding Senior Award.

I never understood networking or sushi until I received a scholarship to Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network from United Federal Credit Union. The celebratory YPN/UFCU dinner at Hiroba Sushi taught me to be brave when meeting new people and trying new foods. With this lesson in hand, I had a blast at YPN’s Annual Party, something I could not have done before. And, when I was invited to the microphone to accept the Most Outstanding Senior Award from University of Nevada Reno’s College of Business, I knew I could do that too. No matter what life brings, YPN and UFCU have given me a tool to respond: the sushi rule. Go for it; it cannot be as scary as eating raw fish with strangers, and that turned out wonderfully!

Ashley Andrews is the Events and Web Presence Manager in the Northern Area Horticulture Office at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. She was selected by United Federal Credit Union last year as a recipient of one of their first round of sponsored membership ‘scholarships’.

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