Berkeley Lab

Networking in the time of Coronavirus: Virtual Informational Interviewing – August 6, 2020

Strengthen your professional network and learn strategies on how to gain insight on companies of interest.
Date: Thursday, August 6
Time: 11 am – 12 noon

Learn how to network effectively, and develop and strengthen your professional network during the time of social distancing. Participants will learn strategies to identify, persuade, and gain insight from people who work for companies of interest.

If you are a career explorer, someone getting ready to apply for jobs, or someone looking to advance within your current professional situation, this workshop is for you. This workshop will include group discussions and potentially breakout rooms.

About Patti

Patti Meyer has worked in higher education since 1985 in a variety of roles in and out of the classroom. She has worked with operations staff (as a facility manager), with administrative staff (as a campus reservations manager and with admissions), with undergraduate and graduate student leaders (as a program manager), and with undergraduate students (as an anthropology lecturer).

In the Bay Area, Patti administratively supported an NSF-funded, Bay Area-based initiative to improve science training for K-12 teachers, coordinated the Women’s Health Internship program at the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at UCSF, and advised pre-med students for five years at UC Berkeley, where she was introduced to an array of career services.

For the past five years Patti has worked as a career counselor for PhD students, early career scientists, and Postdoctoral scholars, most recently at LBNL. She is interested in providing well-timed relevant programs, useful web-based resources and one-on-one counseling that helps individuals take practical steps to develop and move forward on their career path.