Networking Skills

"Networking is a key component to a successful career and personal life. Establishing strong and weak ties to a broad community will greatly expand your ability to give and receive a wealth of information and assistance. This workshop eloquently enumerated this topic in terms of value, method, and technical details in an easy to understand format."

- Graduate Student, University of Victoria

Networking Skills

Format: One-day workshop

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Workshop Objectives

Gain an understanding of the importance of a professional network to career health. Learn how to start a network, how to recognize and make the most of your existing network and how to grow your network successfully.     

Learning Outcomes

You will learn to:

  • Plan and prepare for networking opportunities
  • Share contacts effectively
  • Refresh and build existing networks, both virtually and in-person
  • Make an impact on important contacts

Key Topic Areas

The Value of Your Network

  • Effective social media profiles
  • Transactional vs. engaged networking
  • Impactful connections: The art of conversation
  • The strength of weak ties
  • How to introduce others effectively
  • Assessing and building a network
  • Mapping and identifying existing networks
  • Networking opportunities in life and work
  • The importance and effective use of business cards
  • How to plan and prepare for networking opportunities
  • How to answer the “What do you do?” question
  • Follow through and follow up

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