October 29 Graduate Student Meet & Greet: Strategic Networking

GWSB graduate students at a Meet & Greet event in 2019

If networking is so important for our careers, why do we have mixed feelings about it, and why do we often find it difficult to do? In this workshop, we draw on both recent research and a wealth of practical experience to dispel common myths about networking and offer a step-by-step guide to strategic networking. We share insights on how to network smarter, not harder, by taking an investor’s perspective on networking.

At our graduate student Meet & Greet events, panels of graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff listen to a topical conversation between GWSB alumni and faculty scholars and then reflect on the discussion in small break out groups. This event's conversation topic: Dispelling Myths About Strategic Networking: Evidence from Theory and Practice.

Our Guest Speakers

Christine Ayers

Christine Ayers

Christine Ayers is a partner and account leader in Guidehouse's National Security Segment based in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Ms. Ayers serves as the lead partner for Guidehouse's Department of Justice Account, which encompasses work across the FBI, DEA, United States Marshals Service, and U.S. Courts. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Jorge Walter

Jorge Walter

Dr. Jorge Walter is a professor and Ave Tucker Fellow at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB), where he teaches the strategic management capstone courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs, as well as Ph.D. seminars on strategic management and social networks. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award, the Outstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award, and the Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award.