PhD+ Foundations 9: Developing Professional Presence and Networks


This is the ninth session of the PhD+ Spring 2021 Foundations series. In this 90-minute interactive workshop, we will together explore the creative and professional ways to present ourselves in networking, establishing a professional yet powerful presence, and meaningful ways to build a network of collaborators. We will also discuss the differences of multiple social media platforms, how to leverage social media to network and promote online presence in addition to other hands-on strategies to boost your confidence in networking and collaboration.

Have you ever wondered: How do you share your stories, passions, and experiences authentically? How do you find venues, communities, and workspace that can speak to not only your professional expertise but also personal narratives? How do you convey yourself to an increasingly diverse population? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then join our session to build and maintain a well-respected yet meaningful presence. 


Yi Hao, Ph.D. – Yi Hao (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of Graduate Professional Development at the University of Virginia, working on university-wide initiatives to support graduate students and postdocs in pursuing versatile career pathways. With a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Dr. Hao’s research focuses on adult learning, gender issues, and faculty and leadership development in two-year and four-year institutions with a focus on institutional and disciplinary contexts.


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