Networking Skills Workshop | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Networking Skills Workshop

Date and Time

Location

University Centre Room 442

Details

Learning Outcomes:

Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will:

  • Broaden their understanding of the importance of networking
  • Learn the importance of sharing contacts
  • Receive insights on how to refresh, build and make the most of the networks they already have, both virtually and in-person
  • Acquire the tools required to make an impact on contacts that may open doors
  • Learn tools and techniques to plan and better prepare for networking opportunities

Key Topic Areas:

The Importance of Networking

  • The value of a network
  • Strength of weak ties
  • Introducing others
  • Social Media Profiles and Networking

Assessing and Building a Network

  • Mapping and identifying existing networks
  • Identifying networking opportunities in life and work
  • Business cards: why everyone should have them and how to use them
  • Networking planning and preparation
  • Transactional vs. engaged networking
  • Mingling and making impactful connections: The art of conversation
  • Answering the questions “So what do you do?”
  • Follow through and follow up

If you have any questions please contact the Step team at step@mitacs.ca.

 

FREE - must register online: https://step.mitacs.ca/en/workshop/2017/03/networking-skills-guelph-march-7-2017

Class Date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
8:30am to 4:30pm