Postdoctoral Career Skills Event: Networking at a Social Event–the Keys to Working a Room

NPAW_2015_logoNetworking is an absolute, necessary skill for advancing one’s career. It can open many doors and lead to new opportunities.

There are many ways to network, from social media platforms such as LinkedIn to poster sessions at conferences and facilitated meetings with collaborators. The most effective (and probably the most daunting) form of networking is the old-fashioned meet-and-greet.

In this interactive session, our invited speakers will walk you through ways to prepare for meeting new people in a social setting. You will learn tips for preparing before the event, how to greet new people and deliver your “sales pitch”, and how to sustain meaningful connections afterwards.

Date: September 22nd

Time: Lunch served at 11:45; Program begins at Noon

Location: Building 446 Auditorium

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly through the registration link.

NPAW stands for National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week. These week, organizations across the country will be celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of postdoctoral researchers. To learn more visit the National Postdoctoral Association.

About the Speakers:

Meridith Bruozas, Educational Programs and Outreach Manager, Argonne National Laboratory

 Ms. Bruozas is an educator by training and has spent the past 15 years in a combination of district, non-for-profit and academic service positions researching and promoting STEM education. She earned her M.S. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. She oversees Argonne National Laboratory’s educational programs that currently serve over 4,000 middle and high school, 231 undergraduate, and 280 graduate students appointments each year. Her publications include several national curriculum resources for the K-12 classroom and numerous professional presentations and research articles.


Perry Motsegood Head Shot - 20131003Perry Motsegood, PhD, Assistant Chemist, Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Perry Motsegood is an Assistant Chemist in the Nuclear Engineering Division where he applies electrochemical methods to minimize nuclear waste. He received his doctorate from the University of Iowa in electrochemistry in 2012 and was a postdoc at Argonne until becoming a staff member in 2015. Perry is a past president of the Postdoctoral Society at Argonne and currently serves as an officer for the Next Generation Nuclear Society within Nuclear Engineering.



About Kristene Henne

Kristene “Tina” Henne is Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead for the Argonne Leadership Institute. In this role, she facilitates the postdoc appointment process, postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues. Henne has a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Purdue University, a B.S. in biology from Governors State University, and an A.A.S. in radiography from Kankakee Community College. She came to Argonne as a postdoctoral researcher in the Biosciences Division in 2009 and became a program coordinator in 2011.
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