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September 11, 2012
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Presenter: Jill R. Sommer
Duration: 60 minutes


American Translators Association

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What do I do with my résumé and business cards? Why do I want to sit at the back of the room? How do I network when I don’t know anyone? Where do I begin?

Attending the ATA Annual Conference can be overwhelming for first-time attendees. Take steps now to find out how to get ready for this fast-paced meeting. In a free 60-minute webinar, veteran conference-goer Jill Sommer walks you through each day’s events, fills you in on how to plan your time, and teaches you some tried-and-true methods for making the most of the Conference.

What You Will Learn

  • What to do before you get there
  • Getting over the intimidation factor
  • Tips for selecting sessions, organizing your day
  • Why the Exhibit Hall is more than shopping
  • How to prepare for the Job Marketplace
  • Strategies for effective networking

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About the Presenter

Jill R. Sommer attended her first conference proudly wearing a First-Time Attendee ribbon and a Chapter president ribbon. She has been attending and presenting at ATA conferences since 2002. Jill has benefited greatly from attending ATA conferences and enjoys passing her knowledge and tips onto other first-time attendees. Her greatest satisfaction comes in seeing a first-time attendee the next year.

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