How to Use Social Networking for Professional Advancement

How to Use Social Networking for Professional Advancement
Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:35 AM – 11:45 AM
Presenter: Rhonda L. Peters
Location: Plaza Ballroom


Communication is the key to developing your professional network. Electronic communications often provide a first and long-lasting impression; hence it is important to use these tools wisely. Email is still the standard form of communication at a company or in academia, while social media provide social and technical networking opportunities that can important your professional growth. Learn how to effectively use these tools to your advantage.

Presenter Bio

Rhonda Peters currently serves as Senior Program & Engagement Marketing Manager of External Relations for Intel Corporation. In this role, she manages the overall strategic direction and tactical execution of the Stay With It™ Inspired by Intel Program. Stay With It is an online community that delivers engaging content about engineering in the workplace, academic resources, internship information, and encouragement to engineering students so that they will stay enrolled in their engineering majors and graduate. In addition, Rhonda is the engagement account manager for various external organizations where she partners with them to deliver impactful efforts designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities graduating with engineering/computer science degrees in the United States.


A 14-year Intel veteran, Rhonda has held various positions in engineering, marketing research and competitive intelligence, community management, and product marketing at the company. Rhonda has over 5 years of experience in similar positions in the semiconductor industry where she held team lead positions in process engineering and program management.


Rhonda holds a Bachelor’s in Physics from Dillard University, Master’s in Electrical Engineering (Semiconductor Devices) from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University. She serves as a mentor to several high school girls and women in engineering both at Intel and other companies, and is an active volunteer in several local organizations.


Currently, Rhonda resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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