How to Conduct Informational Interviews and Prepare for Your Job Talk
NetSI Professional Development Series
Amy Aines
Communications Strategist and Trainer
Past Talk
Virtual talk
Tuesday
Oct 25, 2022
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12:00 pm
177 Huntington Ave
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11th floor
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Building your network and finding job openings of interest happens faster when you make informational interviewing a part of your strategy. Learn how to find potential people to interview, request an interview, and have a conversation that brings you insights to help identify potential roles and places to work and future contacts. Learn why informational interviews help find future job openings and feel better prepared for job interviews. This workshop will also provide actionable advice on how to structure and approach a job talk to reinforce why you are the ideal candidate.

About the speaker
About the speaker
Amy Aines is a communication strategist, speaker coach, trainer, and former telecommunications industry executive who uses words to get results. For more than 40 years, her work with scientists and executives in the wireless, tech and biotech industries has contributed to the success of countless companies, people, initiatives, and product innovations. Amy is CEO of a boutique consultancy and co-author of a ‘how-to’ book Championing Science – Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers. She is a relationship and reputation builder who excels at tailoring information to engage listeners and generate support. In early 2020 she began teaching scientists essential communication skills and strategies for making a bigger impact with their work. Amy honed her communications expertise as a spokesperson and director of corporate communications for global telecommunications, technology, and mobile phone companies for the first half of her career. Since 1999, her consulting clients have included Genentech, McKesson, BioMarin, Gilead, Cisco, Stoke Therapeutics, Zymergen, Vodafone and numerous emerging tech and biotech firms. Amy holds a BA in Communication Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara and is a certified Human Capital Strategist through the Human Capital Institute. Recently she’s led interactive workshops for Columbia, NASA, the Department of Energy RECS Program, and the University of Virginia on communication strategies to build connections, careers, and confidence in any situation. When she’s not teaching, Amy volunteers to support the STEM Advocacy Institute, Beyond the PhD, and Quest Science Center.
Amy Aines is a communication strategist, speaker coach, trainer, and former telecommunications industry executive who uses words to get results. For more than 40 years, her work with scientists and executives in the wireless, tech and biotech industries has contributed to the success of countless companies, people, initiatives, and product innovations. Amy is CEO of a boutique consultancy and co-author of a ‘how-to’ book Championing Science – Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers. She is a relationship and reputation builder who excels at tailoring information to engage listeners and generate support. In early 2020 she began teaching scientists essential communication skills and strategies for making a bigger impact with their work. Amy honed her communications expertise as a spokesperson and director of corporate communications for global telecommunications, technology, and mobile phone companies for the first half of her career. Since 1999, her consulting clients have included Genentech, McKesson, BioMarin, Gilead, Cisco, Stoke Therapeutics, Zymergen, Vodafone and numerous emerging tech and biotech firms. Amy holds a BA in Communication Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara and is a certified Human Capital Strategist through the Human Capital Institute. Recently she’s led interactive workshops for Columbia, NASA, the Department of Energy RECS Program, and the University of Virginia on communication strategies to build connections, careers, and confidence in any situation. When she’s not teaching, Amy volunteers to support the STEM Advocacy Institute, Beyond the PhD, and Quest Science Center.