Workshop: "Networking for Nerds"
Target Audience: Everyone who is interested in imporving their networking skills
Session Format: Interactive seminar
Facilitator: Alaina Levine, an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker and corporate comedian.
Short description: Wanna land your dream job? Get ready to network! Most jobs and other game-changing career opportunities are not advertised, and even if they are, there is usually a short-list of candidates already in mind. So how do you find out about and access the 90% of jobs and other opportunities that are "hidden"? In this keynote, we will focus on proven networking strategies and tactics to identify new opportunities, locate decision-makers within organizations, solidify your reputation and brand in the minds of those who hire, and gain access to hidden jobs and game-changing opportunities. Discover how networking and self-promotion can enable you to land or even create your dream job from scratch!
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the definition of networking
- Discover how to develop a networking strategy to advance your goals and that of your organization
- Learn how networking gives you access to hidden opportunities
- Understand how to network at an event
- Discover how to incorporate a networking mindset into your STEM career
Everyone is welcome! No registration is required.
About the Speaker
Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her first book, Networking for Nerds, was published by Wiley, and was named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today Magazine. The author of over 400 articles, she recently launched a new career column for ScienceCareers, entitled Your Unicorn Career. She has delivered over 700 speeches for clients in the US, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and Africa, recently authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development and entrepreneurship/commercialization, is a consultant, speaker, and writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, and is the event manager for an international conference on phononics. @AlainaGLevine