Shana Passonno is the founding Director of the Graduate School Office of Professional Development. Previously, she served as the Managing Director of the UMass Amherst Institute for Cellular Engineering, where she designed and delivered programming for graduate (NSF IGERT) and undergraduate (NSF REU) training programs.
Elevator Pitches: The Art of Introducing Yourself
Whether heading to a conference networking event or attempting to impress a guest speaker, many of us dread the process of introducing ourselves. Whether your goal is to communicate the relevance of your work, impress a prospective employer, or build your network, success hinges on your ability to articulate what you are doing and why it is worth doing. This session will demystify the process by offering an elevator pitch structure that will help you introduce yourself with confidence throughout the conference.