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Speaker: Alaina G. Levine, Quantum Success Solutions

Thinking of starting your own business or consultancy? This workshop will address how to design a plan that will incorporate your career goals with your interests, passions and skills. #SpoilerAlert: There are many more careers in entrepreneurship besides launching your own startup! Learn about the basics of entrepreneurship, developing your brand, and finding and solidifying customers. The basic elements of marketing, and understanding and selling your services and products will also be addressed. We will also develop contingency plans and discuss the role of failure in your career.

About Alaina G. Levine

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM careers consultant, science journalist, professional speaker and corporate comedian. She is the author of Networking for Nerds, published by Wiley in 2015, which beat out Einstein (really!) to be named one of the top five books of 2015 by Physics Today. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she has been advising scientists and engineers about their careers for almost two decades. Levine has given over 700 keynotes, workshops and webinars for clients in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Africa and Asia, and is the author of over 400 articles in publications including ScienceNature, World Economic ForumSmithsonianScientific American, COSMOSNational Geographic News Watch and IEEE Spectrum. Most recently, she launched a new regular career advice column for Science Careers, entitled "Your Unicorn Career," and authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development and entrepreneurship. She is a regular consultant and speaker for the Materials Research Society.

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