Networking using LinkedIn, other groups topic of career workshop

Networking using LinkedIn, other groups topic of career workshop
November 10, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Office of Career Development at Benedictine University will present a free “Developing Your Employment Toolbox” workshop for jobseekers at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18 in the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Larry New, Volunteer Network Expert and Broadband Telecommunication Opportunity Project Grant Reviewer for the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will present “What’s that Noise?” which will explore the business networking site “LinkedIn.” The workshop will also teach attendees how to make connections and how to ask their “network” for introductions. Attendees will learn the difference between invitations and introductions and how to use groups. Registration will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the community. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Lynne Avenson in the Office of Career Development by calling (630) 829-6040 or by e-mail at lavenson@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.