Industry Ready Workshop: LinkedIn for Networking in the Biotechnology Space

July 22, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Online Event

Improve your LinkedIn skills to interact with the biotech community

About this event

The paradigm shift to virtual work in an ever-evolving biotechnology industry creates new barriers for students transitioning into the work world. A major challenge compounded by the pandemic is the ability to network and connect with industry professionals. Never before has networking been such a struggle.

Still, online platforms such as LinkedIn present a viable option that can be leveraged to overcome these hurdles. How can students adopt these platforms to connect with professionals? What are some tips and tricks that are noteworthy when utilizing these platforms to contact recruiters? How can one ‘stand out’ on LinkedIn and thereby attract the attention of top biotech and life-science companies?

Welcome to the SBN’s ‘LinkedIn for Networking in the Biotechnology Space’ workshop! This virtual workshop is the first part of the SBN’s Industry Ready Workshop Series. In this workshop, you will gain answers to all the aforementioned questions! Participants will learn what makes for an impactful LinkedIn profile and how to leverage this medium to expand their professional network in the biotech and life sciences industries.

We are excited to be joined by Dr. Danielle Barkley for this workshop to discuss strategies you can use to establish meaningful connections over LinkedIn. This workshop will consist of a presentation by Dr. Danielle Barkley followed by an interactive group coaching session that aims to provide personalized and immediate feedback to attendees while working on the main ideas imparted in the presentation.

Our guest presenter, Dr. Danielle Barkley holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from McGill University. She has worked at UBC since 2017. Danielle works as a Career Educator at the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, where her portfolio focuses on supporting Masters and Ph.D. students. Danielle also supervises student and part-time staff employed at the Centre. Her previous work experience includes working as a university instructor and writing consultant. In addition to Danielle’s work in higher education, she is a freelance writer and is a soon to be accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation.

Through this opportunity, students can expect to:

• Gain insights on how to improve their LinkedIn profiles

• Discover strategies to get noticed by recruiters in biotechnology using LinkedIn

• Get personalized feedback via a group coaching session

• Increase their knowledge on online networking skills


Due to the nature of the event, there will be limited attendance. Those that are unable to secure a spot will be put on a waitlist.

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