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Network for Success

Network for Success

Network for Success

On October 3rd and October 10th Pathology graduate students engaged in networking workshops led by David McDonald, Associate Director of Graduate Career Services, and organized by Meg Atchison, our DGSA. The first workshop operated as a brainstorming session on what type of careers intrigue us and what type of professionals we might wish to communicate with. An important takeaway from this session was that many of us have similar questions when it comes to our professional development, and therefore this workshop was a great venue in which to voice and discuss them. Building on the first session, the second workshop functioned as a networking lab. One of the necessary skills we learned were the intricate ways in which to elegantly enter, and perhaps just as crucial, exit, conversations with professionals at networking events. These workshops gave us a better idea of how to approach and handle networking as a professional development tool; we are now prepared to set goals and seamlessly jump in and out of conversations at conferences, industry professional gatherings, and more.

 

Brainstorming session

Pathology PhD students benefit from a professional development brainstorming session.