Networking Your Way into a Great Job

Because scientists spend most of their time in the laboratory conducting research, they often fail to recognize the importance of building professional connections. Networking is vital to professional success both in and out of academia. It will also be essential for landing your first job. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of all job offers come through some from of networking.

In this interactive workshop you will learn straightforward strategies for building and maintaining professional connections, critical for career success.

During this event, you will practice your elevator pitch. You will also identify people who are currently in your network and people who you would like to add.

Finally, we will address difficult questions including:

  • When is it appropriate to ask someone to forward your resume?
  • How do you follow up with a person when he or she does not respond to your first email or phone call?
  • Can introverts be effective at networking?


This program is for the MSK postdoctoral community.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street
Room ZRC-105
New York, NY 10065


For further information about this event, please contact Thomas Magaldi, PhD, Administrator, Office of Career Services, at or 646-888-3507.


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