How to Build Your Networking Skills to Land Your Next Job
Majors Targeted: Engineering and Computer Science Students
Degree Targeted: All Degrees
Target Audience: All levels
This session is for Engineering and Computer Science students seeking greater effectiveness at professional networking! A challenge we face is networking professionally in a highly digital age. Employers consistently say that while candidates have the requisite technical skills, less obvious are those skills for communicating with others. While technology is supposed to make our lives easier, it sometimes gets in the way of creating relationships that help us to get a foot in the door. What strategies can we apply to network and grow in our careers?
• Breaking the ice: Learn how to start a conversation with anyone
• Getting out there and meeting people face-to-face: where and how
• Strategies for professional networking: key communication skills
• Accountability: create an action plan for increasing your professional network
Explore strategies for creating and maintaining a professional network to achieve our employability goals with our guest speaker Kelly L. Howarth, Empowerment Coach.