UFFC-S Professional Networking and Mentoring Program: Workshop 3

July 11, 2021 | Contributed By - Harriet Lea-Banks, UFFC Networking & Mentoring Committee Member

On Saturday 10 July 2021, the UFFC-S Professional Networking and Mentoring Committee welcomed participants to the third UFFC-S mentoring workshop – the third in a program of five workshops and panel discussions this summer. Participants were hosted by the author, entrepreneur and President of Quantum Success Solutions, Alaina Levine.

In her workshop ‘Virtual Networking for Nerds: How to Network and Find Collaborators from Afar’, Alaina guided us through the fundamentals of networking – not a single conversation but an ongoing dialogue, sparked by genuine scientific and professional curiosity. We were encouraged to offer value without expecting immediate returns, and reminded of the important interplay between innovation, diversity and networking when looking for the next steps in our career: “90% of jobs are hidden or don’t exist yet!”.

 Join us next month for workshop 4 – ‘Grant Application Writing’ with Professor Zhen Xu (7 August 2021) – open to all and free to attend.

The UFFC-S Professional Networking and Mentoring Program is a new pilot initiative, so far pairing 64 mentors and mentees from 17 countries. To find out more about this program and the upcoming workshops, please visit https://ieee-uffc.org/mentorship-networking/