Networking Workshop for Undergrads & New Grads

This program requires registration

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

46 spaces available

This workshop will be hosted by current and former Darien residents Karen Elders and Elyse Spalding, co-founders of Launch Career Strategies and the Top of the Pile podcast. LCS is a career coaching and resume writing service focused on young professionals. After many successful years in the executive search and advertising industries and as parents of college undergrads and grads, Karen and Elyse understand the career search process from a personal and professional standpoint.

This workshop is perfect for undergrads and recent grads looking to hone their networking skills. Topics covered will include:

  • How to approach and organize your networking
  • Who should be on your networking list
  • LinkedIn tips and tricks to help step up your networking game

About the Presenters

Karen Elders is the Co-Founder of Launch Career Strategies. Karen spent 10+ years as a Senior Executive Recruiter for Spalding Associates, a boutique search firm that focuses on placing junior to senior-level executives in digital media sales, business development, and marketing opportunities. Prior to Spalding Karen spent 10+ years in ad agency and media sales roles including roles at Outfront Media, News America Marketing/ActMedia, OnSite Media and A.B. Phillips & Co. She is a graduate of Boston College and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).

Elyse Spalding is the Co-Founder of Launch Career Strategies. Elyse is also the Founder/President of Spalding Associates where she has spent the past 24+ years leading Spalding's executive search services, specializing in sales, business development and marketing opportunities across the digital media landscape. Prior to Spalding Associates, Elyse spent 10+ years in the advertising industry including the agency side and senior sales roles at MTV Networks and Tribune Broadcasting. She was a founding member of the ad sales team at The Food Network. Elyse is a graduate of William Smith College.

Registration Information

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This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the meeting an hour before the event, Wednesday, January 13th.

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