ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing Module, Fall 2017

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

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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 module will cover networking basics, etiquette, elevator pitches, navigating conversations, event preparation, identification of key individuals, and follow-up.  The module will culminate in a real-world exercise in networking - group attendance at the annual Life Science Tennessee conference, LST|CON, on November 9, 2017 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

Syllabus 

Time: 4 1-hour sessions + conference attendance (5th session is optional); Tuesdays, 9-10,am,
(exact dates: Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 9, and optional: Nov 14)

Location: Light Hall 306A (except 10/17 which will be in LH 407D)

Eligibility:  

1) Graduate students (post-qualifying) or postdocs in the biomedical sciences (BRET) program
2) Ideally, should be able to attend LIST|CON on Nov 9, 2017 in Nashville. (free to participants, provided they present a poster at the conference reception (time TBD).  Life Science TN membership not required, and a poster from a prior meeting is fine.  Planned attendance at an upcoming scientific conference is also acceptable (i.e. SFN, Amer Heart, ASCB etc...).

Class size: up to 12 graduate students and postdocs

Registration requirement: complete application form linked below,  which requests a 2-6 sentence statement of interest

Registration deadline: August 18th, 2017

Register Here

Module readings and materials