How To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

Are you a life sciences professional interested in networking, connecting with company representatives, and discovering essential career skills? Join us every month for a free Career Development Network event to build strong relationships and learn about resources that advance careers.

Even in the digital world, first impressions are significant. When you initiate contact with a prospective employer or client online, your charisma and confidence greatly influence their decisions.

On Aug. 8, Patrick Brandt will conduct a workshop to help attendees maximize the effectiveness of their LinkedIn profiles, develop connections through the Alumni tool, and gather valuable information about opportunities through advanced search options. He will also discuss the importance of including a high-quality headshot in a social media profile. 

A good headshot establishes credibility and portrays an individual who is serious about success. It is also a direct reflection of an individual's values and beliefs. Therefore, we hired a professional photographer to provide headshots (free of charge) for use on social media. 

Meet the Speaker

Patrick Brandt

Patrick Brandt, Ph.D. is the Director of Career Development and Outreach at UNC Chapel Hill. Patrick leads Career Development initiatives for biomedical Ph.D. students, including the ImPACT internship program for senior trainees, career advising, and alumni career placement tracking. Patrick also coordinates the Translational Medicine Training program for students interested in clinically relevant research.  

As Science Outreach director, Patrick oversees NC DNA Day and other efforts aimed at connecting scientists to the public.  


3:30 p.m.      Registration

4:00 p.m.      *Hands-on workshop

5:00 p.m.      Headshot photos, open networking, and light refreshments

*We recommend bringing a personal laptop to the workshop


Virtual Registration

More Information

This will be a hybrid event with in-person networking and presentation at NCBiotech or an opportunity to participate virtually.


15 TW Alexander Dr.
Durham, NC 27709

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