Sacnas 2009 Networking Workshop Thursday Lunch

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Thursday lunch 10 minute talk on the fundamentals of networking.

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Sacnas 2009 Networking Workshop Thursday Lunch

  1. 2. Get Working on Networking Emil T. Chuck, Ph.D. George Mason University
  2. 3. Emil Chuck, Ph.D. <ul><li>George Mason University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Professions Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Coordinator, Undergraduate Apprenticeships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Term Assistant Professor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SACNAS Postdoc Committee </li></ul><ul><li>AAAS/Science Careers Forum Advisor (2007-2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Former co-chair, Diversity Committee, NPA; Core Competencies Subcommittee </li></ul><ul><li>Postdoctoral training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duke University Medical Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mt. Sinai Medical Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MetroHealth Medical Center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ph.D., Cell Biology, Case Western Reserve University </li></ul><ul><li>BSE, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer research scholar, NIH </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-valedictorian, Caddo Parish Magnet HS, Shreveport, Louisiana </li></ul>
  3. 4. Networking: what’s stopping you? <ul><ul><li>It’s not polite to be aggressive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One should not talk to strangers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One needs to be introduced properly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The wing-person. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of rejection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discomfort with small talk. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touro Law School Career Services Office </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Where and when can I network? <ul><li>Networking meals (eat with new friends) </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibit hall presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the keynote speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Down time between sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Night receptions and mixer dances </li></ul><ul><li>Just about any time, any where </li></ul><ul><li>Do this 150 times each day! </li></ul>
  5. 6. Successful networking <ul><ul><li>Know Yourself and Your Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare Your One-Minute Biosketch (Soundbite, Elevator Speech) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Come to my workshop Saturday! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build Your Relationships </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Know Yourself and Your Strengths <ul><ul><li>Recognize Your Talents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realize Your Dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Curious </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. You (write this down) <ul><ul><li>Talents/Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most Relevant Accomplishments (for this meeting) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant Background </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curious/Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Know Yourself and Your Strengths <ul><ul><li>Recognize Your Talents. Be proud of who you are. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Progress in education. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where you go to school or work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What you are studying and researching! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What techniques you have learned or are learning. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your accomplishments, awards, and honors. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Know Yourself and Your Strengths <ul><ul><li>Realize Your Dreams Define the path(s) to your goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your vision? (Six words or less) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend programs or workshops with people who share or enable your vision. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Know Yourself and Your Strengths <ul><ul><li>Realize Your Dreams Define the path(s) to your goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This conference and organization! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science enrichment/enhancement programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special fellowships or scholarships. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership opportunities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career development networking. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Know Yourself and Your Strengths <ul><ul><li>Be Curious! Discover other ways can you achieve your dreams. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Careers in research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Master’s vs. Ph.D progams </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic vs. Non-academic careers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Careers in health care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allopathic and Osteopathic medicine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other professional areas seek diversity (dent, vet, pharm, optometry, public health, podiatry, nursing, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combined degree programs and careers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Myself (research) <ul><ul><li>Talents/Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presenting postdoc work at Duke University Medical Center on calcium handling in cardiac development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Received fellowships from Heart Rhythm Society, NIH, and Novartis Foundation (UK) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate molecular mechanisms of cardiac signaling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curious/Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job opportunities in industry? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grant funding opportunities for new investigators? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Myself (advocacy) <ul><ul><li>Talents/Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administered and completed analysis of postdoctoral career development with senior administrators and NPA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Founded two postdoctoral associations at CWRU and Duke </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enable young scientists and engineers towards successful careers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote a more inclusive scientific community. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the diversity of health professional careers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curious/Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborators for discussion of workforce development? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities to give workshops and presentations? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. You <ul><li>Share this “introduction” with the person to your left and to your right. </li></ul><ul><li>Four minutes per pair. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your note! </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, practice, practice! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRITE DOWN… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most Relevant Accomplishments (for this meeting) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant Background </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curious/Needs </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Embrace This Community <ul><ul><li>Enjoy the process and the partnerships. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support your peers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek mentors and role models. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciate diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the challenges. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt responsible and ethical standards and expectations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Represent your community. </li></ul></ul>

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