Graduate Studies

Professional Development

Professional Networking Series

Design Your Future

The goal of this workshop series is to help our graduate students launch their industrial careers, gain experience and confidence in presenting themselves in a professional manner, develop the tools to help them network effectively, meet influential alums to start developing their own networks, and develop life-long skills that will be important not only when looking for internships or jobs but also in every day life.

Design Your Future: 2013

Workshop 1: Networking and Your Career

September 18, 2013
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Lower S-Wing Aud (Med Center 1-7619)
Featuring Donald Asher

Design Your Future: 2012

Workshop 1: The Importance of Professional Networking to Your Career

September 19, 2012
4:00pm to 6:00pm
101 Goergen Hall and Munnerlyn Atrium
Developing your professional networks featuring Donald Asher

Workshop 2: Alumni Panel Discussion on the Importance of Professional Networking to Your Career

October 10, 2012
4:00pm to 6:00pm
119 Gleason Hall

Workshop 3: Leveraging Your Degree in Business and Government

Monday, October 22, 2012
4:00pm to 5:00pm (3:30pm Coffee, Cookies and Conversation)
Wilson Commons, Gowen Room
Featuring Randall Essex

Design Your Future: 2011

The Design Your Future series consists of 4 different workshops, each with the presentation of a topic followed by a networking reception where graduate students can practice and hone the skills they have acquired. Graduate students who participate in all 4 workshops will receive a notation on their transcripts that they have successfully participated in this Career Development Series.

Workshop 1: The Importance of Professional Networking to Your Career

Oct. 25, 4:30-6:30pm, 207 Schelgel Hall and Eisenberg Rotunda
Developing your professional networks
Featuring alumni Jack Baron and John Major

Workshop 2: Know Your Subject: You!

Nov. 9, 4:30-6:30pm, Goergen 101
Developing a professional resume and electronic presence (LinkedIn)
Featuring Laura Godwin, Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center

Workshop 3: Approaches and Etiquette of Networking

Dec. 5, 4:30-6:30pm, Goergen 101
The art of networking at conferences, professional and social events
Featuring local alum and accomplished entrepreneur Don Golini

Workshop 4: Speed Networking

Jan. 31, 4:30-6:00pm, Eisenberg Rotunda, Schelgel Hall
Highly interactive session demonstrating the Dos and Don’ts of networking
Featuring Wendi Heinzelman, the Dean of Graduate Studies