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Attending a Networking Event

Improve your ability to meet new people. Learn to give an “elevator pitch” (speech) to introduce yourself to new people and to highlight your key qualities. Make connections with people and use your skills to attend a networking event.

Attending a Networking Event

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Starts Oct 15
Estimated 8 weeks
3–5 hours per week
Self-paced
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Free
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About this course

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In this course, you’ll focus on two key parts of networking.

In the first part, you will focus on an elevator pitch, a short speech to highlight the qualities that are important to finding a job or making a connection.
You’ll practice giving your speech and get feedback on your content, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

The second part of the course is about networking events. These are informal meetings to make connections with people in a certain area. You’ll practicemaking “small talk” andyou’ll get better at making conversation and endingconversations. You’ll also know how to dress for success and attend your own networking event.

We’re sure your network will grow after you take these steps.

At a glance

  • Institution: UWashingtonX
  • Subject: Language
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Intermediate level of English language proficiency

What you'll learn

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  • Create and deliver an "elevator pitch"
  • Find a networking event you would like to attend
  • Make small talk
  • Prepare for and attend a networking event
  • Add at least one new person to your network

Learner testimonials

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"Simple vocabulary, clear introduction and practical topic." - Previous Student

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Do I need to take the courses in order?
A: We recommend you take the courses in order. Many of the topics build from one course to the next, but there is no strict requirement.

Q: I don’t know many people, so how can I network?
A: Everyone has a network. The course will help you identify the people that you already know and help you figure out strategies to make your network bigger.

Q: My English isn’t very strong. Is this course right for me?
A: This course is designed for people with an intermediate level or above. That means you should be able to talk about everyday topics. If you are a beginner, some of the activities might be difficult, but you can still learn from them.

Q: I’m quite fluent in English. Is this too basic for me?
This course is designed for people at an intermediate level in English. Some of the vocabulary might be easy for you, but you can probably benefit from the activities.

Q: I’m not studying business. Is this course okay for me?
Yes, networking is all about making connections. You can use networking in any major, career, or location.

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