Have you heard the phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? As future scientists and engineers, we really need to rephrase the adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who knows you”. Professional networking can not only provide scientists and engineers with opportunities of future employment, but also can develop into working relationships for research collaborations. In this workshop, audience members will learn and put into practice networking techniques that will successfully help people to get to both know and remember you, including how to take advantage of professional conferences, developing a good elevator pitch, and using social networking websites. This workshop will give real time techniques that can be used throughout the GEM Conference.
John Shelton is a postodoctoral research associate working with Professor C. Fred Higgs, III in his Particle Flow and Tribology Laboratory within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Shelton was a recipient of the 2011 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Award.