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Networking: How to Build Professional Relationships for Long-Term Career Success

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am

The world of work and how we navigate our professional lives have changed significantly due to the pandemic. However, networking remains one of the most effective approaches to getting your career on the fast track. It can help to inform your next steps, expand your connections and influence and enhance your professional reputation. This informative session will show you techniques for effective and tactful networking in this post-pandemic era. Participants will leave this session with a networking action plan that can be implemented immediately.

Dara Wilson-GrantSpeaker: Dara Wilson-Grant is the Associate Director at the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a Licensed Professional Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing career management education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.

The Careers Beyond Academia Series is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Careers Beyond Academia
  • Core Competencies