ACS Career Networking Event

ACS Career Networking Event

The ACS Career Networking Event is a Member only event!

Who will be Networking?

ACS Members making networking connections with their peers before the National Meeting.

Join us on August 15th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Networking Tips

  • Networking is a structured process for facilitating introductions and conversation between people who don't know each other.
  • Ask easy questions
  • Ditch the sales pitch - Have an Elevator Speech Ready but don’t start off with it.
  • Share your passion
  • Don’t hijack the conversation
  • Remember to follow up

Example Networking Questions to Ask

  1. Based on what I've told you about my interests and skills, can you think of any roles which I might be suited for in your industry?
  2. What skills are most critical to success in the work you are currently doing?
  3. What is the most challenging aspect of your current job?
  4. You mentioned that your first job after college was as a " "; how did you land that position?
  5. I'm intrigued by the work you did as an " ". What did it take to be successful at that initial job?
  6. You mentioned that you are ready to change careers. Which of your current skills would you like to draw upon most in the next phase of your career?
  7. What do you love most about your job?
  8. Is there anything you dislike about your job?
  9. What advice would you give to someone who is interested in your field?
  10. What areas of your industry will offer the greatest opportunity in the coming years?
  11. Would it be possible for us to meet for a more extensive informational interview at a later date since I am so curious about your work?
  12. What would you suggest that I do now to facilitate a transition into your industry?
  13. After hearing about my background, how can I help you move forward with your career?