What exactly does "networking" entail?

<p>I'm a currently freshman will be going to an information session by a BB later today. I hear that such on-campus recruiting/information sessions are for the purpose of "networking" but I haven't been to any of these events before, and was wondering what exactly goes on in such events. What types of questions do students generally ask recruiters? I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I just wanted to get some feedback on how these networking events work. The only "networking" experience I've had so far is talking to and getting to know some of the upperclassmen who will be working in S&T, IBD etc. What are the ways in which a student could impress some of the recruiters in these events? Do the conversations revolve only around finance or is one also supposed to talk about his/her extracurricular interests to appear well rounded?</p>