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Graduate Student Seminar - 5/10/2019

"Networking: What It Is (and Isn't), How You're Already Doing It, and How You Can Do It Better"

by Daniel Woodbury

Advisor:  Professor Howard Milchberg

Friday, May 10, 2019 -- 12:00 p.m.
Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility

Abstract: "Networking" is a commonly misunderstood word, conceived as an ill-defined activity that will be important "later," or that isn't really necessary for scientists working in a merit-based system. Yet despite these misconceptions, everyone in graduate school is constantly engaging in networking activities, though perhaps failing to realize their significance or use them for their maximum benefit. In this talk, I will discuss some pillars of networking and career preparation for STEM professionals. I will draw on ideas presented in the book Networking for Nerds by Alaina Levine (Wiley, 2015), but will also share personal examples and insights and encourage open-ended discussion. Questions about this important, but often misunderstood, topic are highly encouraged.

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