So what do you do?: How to network and talk about yourself, July 11

Networking event at BICC

There are many ways to share, promote, and discuss your research and professional interests — in person and online. It can be challenging to know where to start and to identify the best strategies for your communication goals.

Does networking make you think of a used car salesperson?  Does talking to strangers make you cringe?  It doesn’t have to be that way! 

So, what do you do?: How to network and talk about yourself
Jackie Wirz, assistant dean, Graduate Studies, and director of the Career and Professional Development Center
July 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
BICC 124

Research Communication and Impact

In “So what do you do?: How to network and talk about yourself,” Jackie Wirz, Ph.D., will lead a discussion on the science of schmoozing and help you develop a networking plan that is dynamic, authentic and multidimensional. You will practice deploying your plan to build genuine conversations that create a network you’ll be excited about!


The OHSU Library, in collaboration with the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, is hosting OHSU Impact Challenge, a series of workshops designed to assist students, early career researchers and faculty with navigating and implementing tactics and tools for sharing your work and building a professional network.

The Research Communications and Impact series continues throughout 2018. Topics include writing an effective bio, using social media, high impact publishing, LinkedIn, data sharing, professionalism and more. All workshops are free and open to all OHSU community members.

2018 Impact Challenge Workshops

  • July 11: So, what do you do?: How to network and talk about yourself
  • July 25: The science of social media: How to tweet like Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • Aug. 8: Your virtual resume: How to use LinkedIn to your advantage
  • Aug. 29: Why professionalism matters: Successful communication and time management skills
  • Sept. 19: High impact publishing: Getting your work published and read
  • Oct. 3: Show, don’t tell: Tips and tricks for better slide decks and posters
  • Oct. 17: Rules of research: 10 things you should be doing with your data
  • Oct. 31: Digital science 101: Electronic lab notebooks and other tools for productivity

All workshops are located in BICC 124 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and are free and open to all OHSU community members. 

Questions? Contact Robin Champieux, Research Engagement and Open Science Librarian, at champieu@ohsu.edu

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