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ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing Module, Fall 2018

Posted by on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events .

Will you be attending SFN, American Heart, American Society of Cell Biology Conference this fall?  Let’s work together to better prepare for these networking opportunities!  The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities and prepare them to network at an upcoming conference.

The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities. Sessions will break down the process of networking into approachable steps, provide real-world examples, and peer feedback.  The workshop will cover networking basics, etiquette, elevator pitches, navigating conversations, event preparation, identification of key individuals, and follow-up.  The workshop will culminate in a real-world exercise in networking – group attendance at the annual Life Science Tennessee conference, LST|CON, on November 15, 2018 in Nashville. 

Director: Ashley Brady, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration & Director of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, BRET Office of Career Development


Course website

Content: 6 1.5-hour sessions + conference attendance on Thursday, Nov 15

Time/Place: Tuesdays, 9-10:30 am, Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 15, Nov 20

Location: Light Hall

1) Graduate students (post-qualifying) or postdocs in the biomedical sciences (BRET) program
2) Ideally, will be able to attend LST|CON on Nov 15, 2018 in Nashville (free to participants provided they present a poster at the conference reception (time: afternoon, exact time TBD).  Life Science TN membership not required, and a poster from a prior meeting is fine.  Alternatively, planned attendance at an upcoming scientific conference is also acceptable.

Class size: capped at 12 participants

Registration requirement: complete application form linked below,  which requests a 4-6 sentence statement of interest

Registration deadline: Friday, August 24, 2018

Register Here


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