Virtual Event: The Key to Successful Career Planning

Register Today! Informational Interviews: The Key to Successful Career Planning

Networking is an essential part of the process of discovering and making use of connections between yourself and others. Having an effective strategy for these informal and formal networking opportunities is a vital component of both career exploration and the job search. During this workshop, we will focus on informational interviewing as a networking tool that works incredibly well when you aren’t able to meet with others in person.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Approach people you may or may not know personally for an informational interview

  • Build and maintain networking relationships

  • Leverage your network for the job search process

  • Learn how your online profile can play a role in this process

Date: Tuesday 20th October 2020
Time: 3-4pm BST / 9-10am CT


Online registration is now open! Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Register early to avoid disappointment.

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Meet the speaker

Dr. Briana Konnick, University of Chicago

Briana Konnick, PhD, is the Associate Director of Graduate Career Development at the University of Chicago, in a central administrative office called UChicagoGRAD.

Briana provides career and professional development to PhD students and postdocs in all STEM programs. Briana was previously a Program Coordinator at The Scripps Research Institute, providing career support to biomedical scientists. She received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, her PhD in biology from The Scripps Research Institute, and conducted a short postdoctoral appointment there. She currently serves as President of the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC), an organization providing an international voice for graduate-level career and professional development leaders.