Attending a Networking Event

Course 3 of 4:Professional Certificate in English for Business Networking 8 Weeks 3 - 5 Hours per week recommended
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About this course

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.

What you’ll learn

  • 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

Meet your instructor

Joel Ozretich

Joel Ozretich has over 15 years of experience teaching English in both in the US and abroad in South Korea and Japan. Since 2006, he has been teaching at the University of Washington where he specializes in teaching Business English courses such as Marketing for International Professionals, Writing for Business, and Business Communications. Prior to teaching, he worked as a reporter at the Puget Sound Business Journal in Seattle. He holds a Master’s in Teaching ESOL and Bachelor’s undergraduate degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Studies from the University of Washington.

Richard Moore

Richard Moore is a lecturer in the International and English Language Programs at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a teacher for over 20 years. He is originally from England just outside of London, and has taught English in the U.K., Australia, and Korea. Richard decided to become a teacher of English because he loves languages, traveling and working with different groups of people from around the world.
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Duration

8 Weeks

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

University of Washington

Program Type

Professional Certificate