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Oregon Tech Hosts Entrepreneur, Author and Innovator at Networking & Professional Etiquette Dinner for Students

Jan 26, 2012
How do you connect with that dream employer? What are the tips to get noticed in the crowd and what are the professional networking techniques

How do you connect with that dream employer? What are the tips to get noticed in the crowd and what are the professional networking techniques that help professionals advance in their career?

Answers to these questions and other professional etiquette skills will be the focus when Oregon Institute of Technology’s Career Services sponsors an evening of “Networking and Professional Etiquette” on February 9, 2012, featuring entrepreneur, author, and innovator, Taryn Voget, CEO of Everyday Genius Institute.

Taryn Voget is an entrepreneur, business adviser, speaker, author and adventuress. She is the CEO & Co-Founder of the Everyday Genius Institute, an education company that teaches people the thinking strategies of geniuses. Voget began her career with Accenture and for 13 years thrived as a high-end management consultant helping the best companies in the world define, streamline and improve their business processes. She has worked with companies such as Disney, Gap, Genentech and the US Postal Service. At age 29 she started her own successful management consulting firm and amassed a client roster of Fortune 100 and start-up companies.

Voget will share compelling networking and interviewing tips such as:

  • How to nail an interview in the first three seconds
  • Three strategies to make employers want to hire you on the spot
  • How to know if you will be happy in the job before you get there
  • How to dress for success in one simple tip
  • The most important thing about finding a job that no employer will ever tell you


Jan Goodyear, recruitment manager says, “Students are often interviewed and screened in social settings and these skills are not typically acquired in the classroom. Each year we plan an event to provide students an opportunity to simulate a social function where prospective employers may be screening for acceptable applicants.”

Participants will enjoy a catered, four-course meal and receive tips on how to handle social networking events from table hosts. Chip Massie, executive director of the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, will lead the social hour.

The event is for Oregon Tech students. The dinner and presentation take place on Thursday, Feb. 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the Oregon Tech College Union, Mazama Room. To register for the event, go to www.myinterfase.com/oit/student. The cost to participate is $10 per person.

For more information on this event, please contact Jan Goodyear at Jan.Goodyear@oit.edu or call 541.885.1023.

About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech’s main campus is in Klamath Falls; other sites are located in Portland, Salem, La Grande and Seattle. Oregon Tech will consolidate its campuses in the Portland area to a larger facility in Wilsonville in Fall 2012. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.


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