Professional Development Talk: Informational Interviews & How to Use Networking to Your Advantage

Date and Location

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Elings 1601

Speaker

Lana Smith-Hale, LCSW
Career Counselor, Graduate Students
UCSB Career Services

Abstract

Building professional relationships is crucial to career success. Some estimates posit that over 80% of jobs are secured either directly or indirectly through personal networks. We will focus specifically on demystifying the informational interview and discuss why they are important for building a professional network. This workshop will cover how to create a strong base of professional connections, as well as how to identify and successfully navigate in-person and online networking opportunities through LinkedIn and other similar networking tools.

Sponsored by The UCSB Center for BioEngineering

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP at: https://forms-csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu/forms/PDS/Registration.php