The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Workshop 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 3, 2016 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
Time: 4 1-hour sessions + conference attendance (5th session is optional); Thursdays, 9-10,am, **except, Sept 22, 10-11am
(exact dates: Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 20, Nov 3, and optional: Nov 10)
Location: Light Hall 350
1) Graduate students (4th year+) or postdocs in the biomedical sciences (BRET) program
2) Must be able to attend LIST|CON on Nov 3, 2016 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.
Class size: up to 12 graduate students and postdocs
Registration requirement: complete application form linked below, which requests a 4-6 sentence statement of interest
Registration deadline: Noon, Thursday, September 15,2016