Mitacs Online Workshop - Practical Tips on Growing Your Network
Fri. Apr. 7, 2017
Approximately 2 – 3 hours, can be completed any time between June 8th—22nd.
From aerospace systems to childhood literacy rates, Mitacs helps to strengthen connections, improve economic performance, and create jobs. Over the past 15 years, Mitacs has supported more than 10,000 research internships, trained more than 19,000 student and postdoc participants in career skills, and supported more than 1,300 international research collaborations.
Get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This short online workshop will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity.
Building a strong personal and professional network may be one of the single most important things you can do for your career. Learn how to plan, prepare, build and foster your network and watch opportunities unfold in front of you.
At the end of the session, you will:
Have learned the importance of building a strong network
Techniques on tapping into the existing network around you
Have learned practical tips on identifying and planning networking opportunities
Learn to strategically prepare for an upcoming event
Have a better understanding of social networking tools available and tips on how and when to use them
Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to interns who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page: http://step.mitacs.ca/faq.
If you do not have access to a credit card for the deposit, please contact Deanna England, Graduate Studies Officer at email@example.com.