This workshop, as part of the Career Advancement Series, will be led by Ericka Peterson, the Assistant Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. It will address why networking is critical, go over ways of making networking more palatable, and discuss why networking should be done throughout one’s professional life. Beyond covering basic networking strategies, the workshop will extensively delve into how to utilize LinkedIN to explore careers and aide in building one’s professional network. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be asked to work on their own LinkedIn profiles during the workshop and explore some of the tools discussed.
In an effort to acclimate new postdocs to Columbia University, we would like to offer a first look at the benefits, resources, and services available to Postdocs University-wide and through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Please note that this orientation is not the same as the benefits orientation offered by HR, and covers a wide-range of topics, including research related resources, postdoc-specific career and professional development programming, as well as community building efforts. Postdocs that have been at Columbia for less than 6 months are the target audience for the orientations, but any postdoc will find these sessions helpful. If you know a new postdoc here, please share this information with them, as they might not yet be on the postdoc mailing list.