POSTPONED – The Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Building Your Professional Network

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: JLGC, Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902
Registration Fee: $10.00 (covers lunch and refreshments)
Questions?: Email Fernando at treasurer[at]

Join us for a professional development workshop everyone can benefit from!

Networking is an integral part of everyone’s career, yet most of us are not taught how to build our network effectively.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • understand how networking can help his/her career
  • self-assess their current and future network
  • learn about common mistakes of networking
  • and explore hands-on activities to build effectively their network

Through different activities and small-group discussions, this workshop aims to promote the acquisition of networking insights and cultivate effective networking relationships.  Participants will also learn how to develop a quick elevator pitch for your next networking event!

At the conclusion, lunch will be served. During lunch, you will also have a chance to get a new headshot photo (optional).

Workshop Schedule:

9:45 AM          Arrive at JLGC + Sign-Up for Headshot Photos

10:00 AM        Workshop Begins

12:00 PM         Lunch + Headshot Photos

Workshop Facilitator:

Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández is an Assistant Professor in the chemistry department at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. He teaches general chemistry classes and laboratories and organizes teacher workshops about differentiated instruction and problem-based learning. His research focus is on the assessment of the implementation of problem-based learning at the middle, high school and college levels. He is also conducting research in nanotechnology with an undergraduate student.

He is a Master Trainer Facilitator for National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) where he leads trainings in research mentoring nationwide. He has also developed other workshops and panel sessions for SACNAS related with mentoring such as “Tips to Expand Your Network: How to Identify Advisors, Mentors, Sponsors for a Successful Career” and “Stories from the Other Side of the Blurry Tunnel, It Gets Better after All!” where he provides advice and mentoring to undergraduate/graduate students.