Virtual Speed Mentoring for Women in STEM

Hood College’s Graduate school is hosting a virtual Speed Mentoring and Career Workshop for Women in Science on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The speed mentoring event is co-sponsored by the Greater Maryland chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS). Attendees will explore new ways to grow their network and optimize their career savvy. Participants will rotate to a new mentor every 10 minutes to breakout rooms where they can discuss career options, receive direct feedback on their resume and LinkedIn profile, and have one-on-one time with women who have successful careers in STEM. Participants are encouraged to have their current résumé, LinkedIn profile or other artifacts for mentor feedback.  The event is designed to support women in STEM professions, and all the mentors are successful women with thriving STEM careers. In addition to speed mentoring sessions, keynote topics will include: “Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile” and “Interview Secrets.”

Some speed mentoring sessions will include:

  • Is a Ph.D. right for me?
  • Is a master’s degree right for me?
  • Secrets for obtaining a science grant
  •  The art of professional networking
  • Breaking into the health care industry
  • Research industry employment
  • So you want to be a PI?
  • LinkedIn tips for self-marketing
  • Salary negotiation
  • Interview tips

Register for both events by visiting Contact the Graduate School at 301-696-3600 or for more information.

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