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Webinar and in-classroom session by Judy Shen-Filerman and Dr. Melina Gehring

The most impactful networking occurs one-on-one. For international students, however, engaging individuals in positions of authority can be difficult, let alone conversing and selling to them.

This session focuses on: how to make contact; phases of a networking conversation; how to engage socially; how to showcase your key qualities and ask appropriate questions during the conversation; following up after the meeting. One-on-one networking is, without a doubt, the most difficult and challenging job search skill for international students to develop and master.

Bio: Judy Shen-Filerman

As an immigrant Chinese-American, Judy has achieved cross-cultural success throughout her life. She led innovative businesses at Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup Asia, and Polaroid. A Harvard College and Harvard Business School graduate, Judy passionately leverages her experience, knowledge, and wisdom to help others reach their dreams. Judy has recently published the handbook How to Network Like an American.

Learn about Judy's intercultural coaching firm here:


Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (webinar 2-3 pm)
Location: Instructional Center at 37 Dewey Field Road, room 101

For more information:

Knowing how to effectively market yourself is an essential skill for success, whether it is to prospective employers or for fellowship or grant applications. This workshop with Prof. Jennifer Loros (Department of Genetics) will cover two related topics:

1) Tactics on making a great impression during a job interview

2) The importance of creating and maintaining effective records (such as CV) of your research/academic performance.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by Friday, November 30 to jibran.y.khokhar[at]

Are you curious how others have negotiated their positions?

Then you might be interested in the upcoming Dartmouth College Postdoctoral Association (DCPDA) workshop on negotiations.

Our panelists are:
Prof. Amy Gladfelter (Biological Science)
Prof. Margaret Ackerman (Thayer School of Engineering)
Prof. Robert Hawley  (Earth Sciences)

They hopefully can answer your questions and give you advice on how to prepare, what to expect, and what you should (or should not) do in upcoming negotiations.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 29th from 12-1:00 pm in Life Science 352.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday April 20th to aaron.atkinson[at]

We look forward to seeing you there,

Please join us for a special DCPDA career development workshop on how to promote your research online on Tuesday, March 03 from 12-1:30 PM in Vail 513.

Our speaker will be Jaclyn Selby, a postdoctoral fellow at the Tuck School of Business, affiliated with the Center for Digital Strategies. Her pre-PhD life experience includes experience in government contracting, marketing strategy, and geopolitical consulting.

Workshop description:
Today, part of successfully communicating our work as academics means having an online presence. How can social media and web services help postdocs and other early-stage scholars to establish themselves as public intellectuals? How does one negotiate a fit between their own research and the many different types of platforms available? This workshop demonstrates both how and why a strong presence on the Internet - including a personal domain or blog  - can be used to showcase your work, or portfolio, or academic research to potential collaborators, employers, and generally the outside world. A range of platforms will be presented in brief, including WordPress (for personal sites), Pinterest (for research and co-author collaborations), LinkedIn (for conference networking), Twitter (for academic purposes), SSRN (for research promotion), and Quora (for research and networking).

Lunch will be served.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by March 01 to Katja.Koeppen[at]

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!