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Managing Your Relationship with Your Supervisor & Networking Strategically

On September 13, 2009, we held two Outreach Events at the University of Washington Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis: Networking Strategically and Managing Your Relationship with Your Supervisor.


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Networking Strategically

Managing Your Relationship with Your Supervisor

Event Summary

Networking Strategically

This talk helped participants to find ways to make networking work for them. Being strategic about meeting people can make networking easier. We discussed the myths and realities surrounding networking and different strategies for networking including: informational interviewing, attending conferences, participation in professional societies, and social networking websites. We also talked about some of the nuts and bolts of networking including: proper etiquette, business cards, elevator pitches, and following up with contacts.

Managing Your Relationship with Your Supervisor

In this presentation, Brianna presented strategies for grad students and postdocs to use in order to best manage their relationships with their supervisors. This included advice on choosing a postdoc position, establishing goals and expectations with your advisor, day-to-day communication techniques, and what to do when problems arise. The session concluded with a discussion of case studies based on questions posted on the Science Careers Forum.

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