Effective Networking - London (September 18, 2013)

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Effective Networking – London, ON

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm (Registration begins at 12:30pm SHARP)

Where: Western University, University Community Centre

Room: 147B

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for graduate students. 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 students who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page: http://step.mitacs.ca/faq


You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network”, but have you ever wondered how to get one?

This half-day workshop is designed by industry experts to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking.

The session will cover who-what-where-when and why to network, and participants will leave with the tools they need to succeed in their research internships. Participants will also learn the importance of sharing contacts, and will receive insights on how to refresh, build, and make the most of the networks they already have.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to use – but not abuse – your network
  • How to make the first minute count
  • How to listen carefully
  • The importance of a handshake
  • How to remember names
  • How to work a room
  • How to build rapport and influence decision makers
  • How to follow-up


Class Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:00am
Western University, University Community Centre
1151 Richmond Street
N6A 3K7 London, ON