Monday, April 6, 2009

MITACS Skills Enhancement Program

Build on your skills for success! Join MITACS Skills Enhancement Program for this one-day interactive, workshop and improve your networking skills!
As part of MITACS Skills Enhancement Program, this workshop was developed to provide opportunities for students to build on skill sets necessary to succeed in both the academia and industry setting.
Limited funding is available for student travel and accommodation for participants coming from outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Please contact Amanda Casorso, Events Coordinator, for eligibility.

Registration is open to all MITACS students and past, present, and prospective MITACS ACCELERATE Interns - including all postdocs and students at the graduate level.

Monday April 27, 2009

Go To:
What: Effective Networking!
When: Monday, April 27, 2009
Where: 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM Sharp!)
You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network”, but have you ever wondered how to get one?
Maximize your conference experience and Join MITACS Skills Enhancement Program to experience firsthand the power of positive networking. From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed!
All students attending MITACS 2009 Annual Conference are eligible to attend this pre-conference workshop and are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to immediately apply advanced learned networking skills in the following conference days.
What you will learn:
• Participants encouraged to works on strategies to build relationships with present network as well as cross-network between disciplines.
• Confidence, social intelligence skills.
• Learn to build extensive, long-lasting connections;
• Fuelling and maximizing existing connections.
• Making networking a priority, where to locate relevant networking opportunities and events beyond ‘business only events’.
• Dealing with networking roadblocks - getting comfortable handing out business cards

Donna Messer, ConnectUs Communications Canada
Donna Messer is an author, speaker and trainer for ConnectUs Communications Canada, her networking training has been added to the curriculum of colleges, universities, boardrooms and government offices around the world. Statistics show effective networking has a significant impact on income; that it’s not the quantity of business cards collected, rather the quality of the relationship built. Messer is a journalist and the lifestyle editor for several Canadian publications. Her expertise in networking is recognized worldwide. Her book “Effective Networking Strategies” is a best seller.
She can be reached through the website –

***Please note that there is a $50.00 deposit to attend each workshop. This will be reimbursed to you pending confirmation of your attendance***

What’s included:
• workshop materials
• lunch and coffee breaks
• access to recognized expertise
• networking opportunities

***Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation for participants coming from outside of the Greater Toronto Area***

For information and/or to apply for travel & accommodation funding please contact Amanda Casorso, Events Coordinator at

For more information on the Skills Enhancement Program please contact Kamilla Karoli, Programs Coordinator at

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