Professional Development Opportunities

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