It’s elementary—networking is an absolute necessity in any career, and especially in science and engineering, and math. In fact, networking is not only critical to advancing your own career, but also to advancing scholarship itself. But what exactly is “networking”? It’s more than just saying hello at a conference! During this webinar, learn how to appropriately promote yourself and build a network. Discover how to "work a room," start conversations with people you have never met before, and obtain information that can set you on a path to career victory. The importance of and use of social networks will be emphasized during this session, as will opportunities to network in association with the 60th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.

About Your Presenter

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, science journalist, STEM careers consultant, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds, was published by Wiley in 2015. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she has been advising scientists and engineers about their careers for over 15 years. She has given over 600 workshops for clients in the US, EU, Canada, & Mexico, & is the author of over 250 articles in publications like Science, Nature, World Economic Forum, Smithsonian, Scientific American & IEEE Spectrum. As a science careers journalist, Levine constantly researches employment trends in STEM fields and delivers up-to-date vital information about career issues from interviews with hiring managers, decision-makers and recruiters in myriad industries. Levine has also served as a Contributor to National Geographic and currently pens the career columns for Physics Today and APS News.

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