Career Workshop: Networking Skills


Networking Skills

Networking is a key component to a successful career and personal life. Many people struggle to make connections at professional events through online tools or in day-to-day life. Gain an understanding of the importance of a professional network to career health. Learn how to build your network, how to recognize and make the most of your existing network and how to grow your network successfully.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn to:

  • Plan and prepare for networking opportunities
  • Share contacts effectively
  • Refresh and build existing networks, both virtually and in-person
  • Make an impact on important contacts

Key Topic Areas

  • The Value of Your Network
  • Transactional vs. engaged networking
  • Impactful connections: The art of conversation
  • The strength of weak ties
  • How to introduce others effectively
  • Assessing and building a network
  • Mapping and identifying existing networks
  • Networking opportunities in life and work
  • The importance and effective use of business cards
  • How to plan and prepare for networking opportunities
  • How to answer the “What do you do?” question
  • Follow through and follow up

For any event inquiries, please contact alum_asst@sfu.ca.

*Note: In the event that the workshop is cancelled, all registrants will be notified by Monday, November 19th, 2019, 12:00 p.m. and receive a full refund.

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Segal Graduate School

500 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC Canada

V6C 1W6

+1 778.782.5013



SFU Burnaby

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC Canada

V5A 1S6

+1 778.782.5567


Undergraduate & Graduate

SFU Surrey

250 – 1345 102 Avenue

Surrey, BC Canada

V3T 0A3

+1 778.782.8019