Next Meeting

DateTuesday, April 28, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
LocationHoliday Inn - Akron West (Map)
Topic and AbstractThe Professional Networking Toolbox
There is no getting around it; your long-term career success depends on your ability to network. Networking is not difficult and in many cases can be quite fun. A review of some of the tools you need to have in your networking toolbox like LinkedIn and other social media. You will learn about the proper use, etiquette, and handling of business cards. How you locate and get the most out of events.  Some tips for small talk and conversation. Protocol for following up with contacts and staying in touch with your network. Tips on how to correctly handle an introduction, how to build bridges to different networks and the value therein. Attend this session and get the edge on leveraging networking to further your career.
Speaker and BioCraig Purnell
Craig is a Senior Database Administrator, Career Database Professional, Community Activist, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has been in IT for 16 years and has spent his entire career working with enterprise databases and back office ERP systems.  Craig is an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group and has presented at many user groups, SQL Saturdays, Information Security Summit, and the PASS Summit in 2012 and 2014.
CostFree for AITP Members, $10 for Guests
RegistrationRegistration required via Eventbrite. We reserve the right to turn away walk-ins based on room capacity.

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