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IEEE Santa Clara Valley GOLD/PACE Networking Dinner
Date: Tuesday, March 6 2007 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Leveraging Social Internet Sites
for Career Development
Location: India Grand Buffet
1214 Apollo Way, Sunnyvale, 94085
Buffet Dinner Cost $10
Beverages extra cash or credit payable on site
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For many years, researchers who study those who make successful job transistions report that “personal contacts” were critical to the success of their search. Career Columnists regularly recommend NOT waiting until faced with the next Career transistion to start building the relationships that make the contacts “personal”. Social Networking web sites are providing new ways to get and stay connected.
An overview of two of these sites, Linked-In and Facebook will be presented by local IEEE members, along with activities to enhance the discussion at tables.
Bring a stack of your business cards, and join us for a fun evening and make some new friends.
led by Will Lumpkins
Will is Director of Engineering at Pragmatics Technologies in San Jose, and is the President of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, as well as an advisor for the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Consumer Electronics Chapter. His interests include Science Fiction, and Games.
Presentations:FaceBook: D. Desai
Intersil CorporationLinked-In: Jonathan David
Jonathan is a Mixed-Signal Design Verification specialist with Scintera Networks in Sunnyvale, and worked at Cadence Design Systems for several years after moving to San Jose. He is currently serving as the Santa Clara Valley PACE chair, and is active with the CAS and SSC chapters. Most of his favorite authors write Science Fiction.Open Discussion and networking
The GOLD Chapter of the IEEE-SCV Section aims to create opportunities for Graduates of the Last Decade to network and learn more about topics of interest. It also aspires to promote career development for new-to-the-industry members.
PACE promotes the professional interests of IEEE's U.S. members and provides a mechanism for communication of members' views on their professional needs. Section and Chapter activities include workshops on career issues (networking, career planning, career transitions, personal financial planning); skill training workshops (entrepreneurship, effective speaking, technical writing), and Government Policy as it affects Engineering and Technology.
More information on local activities is available athttp://ieee-jbdavid.blogspot.com
There will be a brief Volunteers Planning Meeting prior to the event starting at 6:30pm – those interested are invited to arrive a little early for this.
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Labels: career, GOLD, meeting, networking
Future Meeting Topics - Tell us what YOU want
Here are some Ideas that came from our recent brainstorming session.Which one(s) would you rearrange your schedule to attend?
The higher the response the sooner we'll schedule that topic.
Selling your ideas, your self
Using Social Networking in the Engineering Career.
Working with K-12 Students
Making Career Decisions Panel
Understanding the $$ side of Start-ups, an Angel Investor's perspective.
Working with Standards Committee's
Financial Planning for First 10 years of Career
Networking Skills Workshop
Finding and nurturing your Mentors
When Should I hire a Career Coach?
How to keep my skill sets/knowledge base Fresh?
Career Planning in a Flat world.
Retirement Planning for the Multi-Job Career
How to administer a Linked-in network for your Section/ GOLD chapter
Assessing your Transferable Skills Workshop.
Creating and maintaining your Projects Portfolio
Understanding the Open Source Software revolution.
Leveraging Open source Software for Multi-site Project Collaboration
Project management in a Collaborative World
Challenges and tools for Multi-site Collaboration
Engineering your Dream Job
Dick Bolles, whose book I reviewed early in this blog, and 2005 PACE speaker.
was one panelist on today's KQED forum. Po Bronson is author of "finding your Dream Job" - maybe we should invite him to come and talk?
You can download the MP3 or listen to the Archive on the KQED site.
GOLD Networking Meeting on Mar 6th
We have a GOLD networking meeting scheduled for March 6th,
$10 Buffet dinner (beverages additional)
More details will be published here shortly.
Planning Meeting Dial In Info
If you cannot attend todays meeting in person,
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