‘Get Connected’ in your career by leveraging your network

Stacey Lane

When it comes time to find or change jobs, who you know really does make a difference. The Portland Career Center event, “Get Connected: Pivot Your Career with Networking,” on Tuesday, Oct. 10, will help attendees learn how to use, leverage and build their connections to find their next job.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about networking, such as you need to be an extrovert or people are too busy to help out,” said Linda Favero, assistant dean of students and career services. “What people don’t realize is that often they already have built a network but just haven’t thought of their connections as a way to help their careers.”

Career coach Stacey Lane will lead the interactive session Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St.. The program is designed for people at any point in their careers — from current graduate students, recent grads or even those with decades of work experience.

The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and includes networking, light refreshments, the program and a question-and-answer session. It is free for current UO students and 2017 UO graduates, $15 for UO Alumni Association members who register in advance, and $20 for non-UOAA members,  the general public and walk-up registration.

To register or for more information, visit UO Alumni Association.