As COVID-19 forces businesses to move online, creating a digital presence has become the need of the hour. Add to this the fact that over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn, and you realize how important it is to have a personal presence online. This webinar focuses on techniques to utilize online resources to your best advantage. You will learn why it is extremely important to stay active and engaged on platforms like LinkedIn in order to stand out and get yourself noticed. By the end of this session, you will know how to strengthen your profile, write effective posts, engage with content, and build a strong network to find the right job or internship.
STEM advocate, Aisha Lawrey, has 20 years of experience on this journey. Working in industry, government, nonprofits, and education she knows how to engage many different stakeholders, at all levels. Her focus is on increasing the number of women and minorities in engineering.
Aisha recently joined the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), Inc. as the Senior Director, Programs and Scholarships. She is responsible for planning, directing and executing all scholarships and program activities. Prior to joining NACME, Aisha was the Director of Engineering Education with the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). She directed and guided the work of ASME in helping to shape the future of mechanical engineering and engineering technology.
Aisha obtained a Master of Public Administration and Policy from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. A New Jersey native, Aisha now resides in Maryland with her husband and 12-year-old twins.
Bio: Karla Torres currently serves as the Community Development Specialist for Microsoft. Here, she spearheads community engagement initiatives for local schools, businesses, and nonprofits in Los Angeles. She also supports Microsoft North American President, Kate Johnson, on her national diversity and inclusion efforts and is a leader for HOLA-Los Angeles, an employee resource group supporting Latinx employees at Microsoft. Karla is passionate about increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math access for diverse communities and currently serves on the board of LA Promise Fund, an education equity nonprofit serving Los Angeles public schools. Karla is a first-generation college student and received a B.S. in Health Science from Cal State Long Beach and a Master’s in Social Entrepreneurship from USC.