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Workshop “Social Networking Online”, 28 October 2014


We are happy to announce the half-day workshop “Social Networking Online – How to make use of it for career purposes and what to consider” conducted by Dr. Katrin Wodzicki.

Date: Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 14:00-18:00 o’clock

Place: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232

Duration: 0.5 day


The half-day workshop aims at introducing you to the purpose of networking in general. Afterwards, we will have a closer look at LinkedIn as the most widely-used professional online network on which the GGNB recently started the GGNB network to facilitate networking among current and former members of the school. You will get an introduction into LinkedIn’s main functions, especially the professional profile which each LinkedIn member uses to present his-/herself and its relation to CVs. Moreover, you will make yourself familiar with all setting options, thereby actively controlling your privacy and visibility within and beyond LinkedIn as well as the amount of email notifications you get from LinkedIn. Finally, you will be introduced to further social media which are potentially useful for academic and other professional issues.

After the workshop you will

  • know why networking is important, where you can do it, and with whom and how,
  • be more clear about your motivation to be(come) or not to be(come) a member of LinkedIn, your options of professional self-presentation, your networking goals, and how you can make use of LinkedIn for career-related issues, and
  • know other social media and how you might use them for academic or other professional issues.

The workshop aims at postdocs and PhD students with and without prior knowledge on the topic. Besides introducing the participants to basic knowledge on networking and social media tools, there will be room for reflection of current networking practices and social media usage as well as planning of networking and social media activities.

IMPORTANT: If available, bring your own laptop to the workshop. It will facilitate introductory training and small group tasks/discussions.


If you are interested to take part in the workshop, write an email to Dr. Katrin Wodzicki ( Please include a short motivational statement (Why do you want to take part in the workshop?).

Author: Katrin Wodzicki

Hi, I am Katrin, the coordinator of the GGNB Career Service Unit.

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