Biomedical Sciences Networking Series (BSNS) Events

UCBA is proud to introduce the Biomedical Sciences Networking Series (BSNS)!

We’ve all heard about the importance of networking, but how can you actually begin to build a meaningful network? This seminar and event series will focus on networking from a practical perspective, with a broad range of events covering important aspects of networking from preparation through follow-up.

The first two events in the BSNS form a logical introduction to networking. Our first event, Networking 101, will focus on how to network, where to go, and what you can do to prepare yourself for a successful interaction. The second follow-up event, The Art of Networking, will cover the finer points of successful networking once you’re in the right environment, and how to create lasting and meaningful relationships from these interactions.

These two events are just a prequel to a very special Chicago MATTER networking event which will be happening in February. Be on the lookout for more details coming soon…

Here is more information about our first two events:

BSNS Event #1 – Networking 101 – presented by Mike Tessel, Ph.D. from Graduate Student Affairs

Tuesday October 7th at 4:30pm in KCBD 1103 (Reception in lobby immediately following)

This session will act as an introductory how-to guide to networking. Learn the basics of networking, including best practices in different scenarios. This workshop will help you maximize the utility of networking events, conferences and social media to establish relationships with people who have similar professional interests.

Background: Mike Tessel, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director of Graduate Career Development in the Office of Graduate Student Affairs (GSA). Dr. Tessel provides career services to graduate students and postdocs in the Biological Sciences Division and Institute for Molecular Engineering.   Working with students, faculty and administrators, he develops and executes a broad range of programming for professional development.  Additionally, he offers one-on-one advising to assist trainees throughout the various stages of the career development process.

BSNS Event #2 – The Art of Networking – presented by Craig Wortmann, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Booth School of Business

Tuesday November 18th at 4:30pm at the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) – 5235 S Harper Court, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60615 (Reception immediately following)

Background: As Founder and CEO of Sales Engine Inc., Craig Wortmann and his team help firms build and tune their sales engine. His firm has worked with teams all over the world to develop their knowledge, skill and discipline and to translate those key assets into higher performance. In his capacity with Booth, Craig travels the globe teaching and motivating leaders, business executives and alumni about how to create a more powerful impact. He is also the author of “What’s Your Story?”, a book that looks at how leaders and sales professionals use stories to connect, engage and inspire.