Let me start off by saying that I do not drink...
I am starting at athis summer and am worried how well I'll be able to manage my networking ability/social status in the firm without the advantage of being able to 'grab a beer' with fellow co-workers. This is a real concern for me because I don't want to be known as the 'guy who doesn't drink,' or separate myself from co-workers in any way.
Do any of you have experience with this type of situation? If so, what is the best way to handle it? Do I still go to happy hours if I am not going to drink? Will it hurt my networking ability/social status in any way?
Any advice on this would be much appreciated!