Networking to Explore New Career Paths

Date: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
MSU Union Ballroom; 49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Most jobs are found through networking and professional contacts. Yet, few people learn how to effectively network as they explore new career paths. The “Networking to Explore New Careers” workshop will cover some basic networking skills to help doctoral students and postdocs get started exploring possible careers. The workshop will include a “Networking 101” workshop, career panels (both STEM and Humanities), and a catered networking lunch.

The Assistant Director for Career Development at the MSU College of Law, Mary Bowen, will facilitate a Networking 101 workshop. The workshop will cover the purpose of networking, how to introduce yourself and start a conversation, how to follow up after meeting a new contact, and other etiquette and tips for professional networking.

In addition, there will be a STEM career panel and a Humanities career panel. Each panel will have PhDs with experiences in industry, government, non-profit, or other job sectors. The panelist will share their own experiences finding careers outside of academia and will answer questions from the audience.

There is a $10 fee required to participate in this workshop. A link to payment information will be provided in the confirmation email you will receive upon registration. Failure to pay this fee will result in your registration being dropped.

Questions: hireaphd@msu.edu