Mentoring Up Workshop: Planning for Networking Opportunities and Engaging in Purposeful Interactions
As a follow-up to the "Identifying and Developing the Mentorship you Need" workshop last semester, this workshop will cover practical networking strategies. Thoughtful preparation can go a long way to increasing the benefit from networking opportunities. During this workshop we will discuss how to effectively network and learn about the positive career impact of building local, regional, and national networks.
Speaker: Johnna Frierson, PhD, is Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion for the Duke School of Medicine, where she expands and enhances the School of Medicine's diversity and inclusion initiatives for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees working in biomedical research. Dr. Frierson was the founding director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Pratt School of Engineering. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology at Furman University in Greenville, SC and received her PhD in Virology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. She completed her postdoctoral training at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.