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1 Networking 2 nd Year Grad Cohort 2011 Mary Fernandez (AT&T Labs – Research) (Future presenters: Please see notes under slides for details on logistics and methodology)

2 Networking Make connections with potential COLLEAGUES Advisors, mentors, employers, students, collaborators, evaluators, funders, and more… Current and future… Our world is very small!

3 NET working Be a good fisherwoman Cast a WIDE net & tend your net Keep the center of your net strong Expand your net so you can catch more… scholarships, fellowships, research ideas, internships, jobs, grants, and more…

4 net WORK ing May feel like work today With practice, will become natural & fun! Move out of your comfort zone We learn by doing, so LETS DO!

5 Speed Dating for Colleagues

6 Speed Dating Musical Chairs You need ONLY pad of paper, pen, your brain & SMILE! – Put EVERYTHING else away Even rows, sit tight Odd rows, turn your chair around. If you are not facing a lovely woman whom you do notalready know, move to a seat where you are.

7 Speed Dating Basics 6 MINUTE ROUNDS Quick Intros – Shake hands (cultural caveat), look person in eye, & SMILE – My name is Mary …Happy to meet you, Hermione – Write down persons name on your paper 2.0 minutes – Speaker talks about herself ( Hang on for details ) – Listener listens actively, makes eye contact, scribbling is OK 1.0 minute – Listener mirrors what she has heard, insights & observations, responds directly Swap Roles. Lather, Rinse, REPEAT! Odd row shifts left one seat & wrap. GOTO Quick Intros

8 What do I talk about for 2 whole mins? Where are you from originally? What are your domestic circumstances? Where did you do your undergraduate studies? Where do you attendgraduate school? Why are you studying CS? What is your (current, future) area of research? What attracts you to thissubject area? What research problem(s) are you working on right now? (If appropriate) How do you enjoy working (alone, with one partner, small or big group)? What is your greatest (professional or personal) challenge right now? What is your biggest concern about graduate school? What kind of career path do you want to pursue? What do you hope to get out of this weekend? What do you enjoy doing when youre not doing CS? What are you passionate about? Practice round: Mary & friend demonstrate

9 Observations & Discussion Warning: There will be a QUIZ Your thoughts here

10 Homework…HomeFUN! Read Networking slides from past Cohorts Practice what you have learned this weekend & beyond At next 4 meals, sit with people you have not yet met Introduce yourself with handshake (caveat), smile, and yourname Ask them prompt questions Answer those questions yourself Write down their name on your sheet & take a few notes Network Forward – Make connections for your new colleagues You should meet Hermione Granger from Hogworts… Follow-up with email, Linked-In, or Facebook

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