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Using Social Media to Advance Your Graduate Career

March 06, 2012

How can you start networking now to be able to step a career after you graduate? Are you Facebook-unfriendly? Does Twitter make you twitch? Do you need to know how to use LinkedIn to get a job after graduation? 

SFU's graduate students are using a wide range of social media tools, from Twitter to LinkedIn to to personal blogs designed to build their networks and help them easily move from being a grad student to becoming professionals in their chosen fields.

Please join four grad students who will discuss how they use social networks, share their success stories (and perhaps their occasional flops), and demonstrate how you might use social networks for your own benefit. (One of our speakers used her LinkedIn account to get a permanent job after graduation.)

The workshop will take place on Friday, March 23, 9:30–11 am, in the IRMACS Theatre, Burnaby campus.

We will be able to broadcast it online if you're not able to be at the Burnaby campus — go to to watch it (free Quicktime software is required, and downloadable from that page).

If you have any questions for the speakers, you can email them to, either before or during the event.


If you'd like to attend the workshop in person, please RSVP online so we can make sure we have enough seats.

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