Aims of this workshop:
- To introduce networking as a key skill for developing your career, and to offer advice and information about how to network within an academic and digital context.
During this workshop, we will look at what is networking and how to go about using your networks to help you to plan, research and develop your career. The workshop will explain how to use a number of different social media websites within a digital and academic context, and focus in particular on LinkedIn and how you can make the most of the site’s potential to help students and graduates.
At the end of this workshop, participants should:
- Feel confident about developing and using academic and digital networks
- Understand the potential benefits that different social media sites offer in terms of career networking
- Create an effective LinkedIn profile and understand how to use the site effectively
Presenter: Mari Gwenllian Price
Mari has worked for the Employability Service at Bangor University for almost 10 years and offers careers advice and workshops within the academic curriculum as part of her role. She has also worked on work placement schemes within the University and is part of the team leading on the delivery of the Employability Award. Mari has completed an MA in Careers Advice and Guidance in Higher Education through Warwick University, and chose the career motivations of Welsh speaking students as her dissertation research topic.