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Networking for Nerds - How to Land (or Create!) Your Dream Job

Feb 8, 8:00am to 6:00pm

Various Locations Throughout Campus

Career Services at Illinois Tech is thrilled to welcome Alaina G. Levine, author of award-winning book Networking for Nerds to campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, for day-long programming on a variety of career development topics.

SAVE THE DATE!!! Register for workshops on Jobs4Hawks -- space is limited!


Women's Breakfast

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m., MTCC Ballroom  - Breakfast with women in science and engineering, co-sponsored by SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
  • Contact BJ Engelhardt at if you are interested in attending 


  • 9:45-10:30 a.m., Rettaliata 102 - The Interview: What you need to do before, during, and after to get the job
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m., Rettaliata 102 - Strategic Planning for Emerging Science and Engineering Professionals

Lunchtime Workshop

  • 12:45-1:45 p.m., Siegel Hall Auditorium - Navigating a Job Search Outside Your Home Country

Afternoon Small Group Sessions

  • 2:15-3:15 p.m., Wishnik Hall Auditorium - Leveraging Social Media for Networking and Career Advancement
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wishnik Hall Auditorium - Internships 101: What they are, why you should pursue them, and how to land one (or several!)


  • 5:00-6:00 p.m., Wishnik Auditorium - Keynote: Networking for Nerds: How to Land (or Create!) Your Dream Job

Please register for these workshops on Jobs4Hawks

About Alaina

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur and strategic career planning expert. Known for her lively, interactive, comedic, and entertaining presentations, Alaina has given over 600 keynote speeches, workshops, and webinars across the United States and for clients in Canada, Europe and Mexico. 

She is the author of over 250 articles pertaining to science, engineering, science careers and business in such publications as Science, Nature, World Economic Forum, National Geographic News Watch, Smithsonian, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, New Scientist, and COSMOS.

Her book, Networking for Nerds provides a step-by-step guide to understanding how to access hidden professional opportunities through networking. It offers practical advice on how and why to network, how to make a strategic networking plan, how to leverage social media, and more, with a focus on scientific and engineering fields.

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