Starting Over: How to be a "Mover and Shaker" When You Move to a Different City Webinar 4.11.18
From Gretchen Van Valen
Starting over in a new city is difficult, especially if you are leaving a professional reputation behind. Ellary will discuss important networking tips (hint, in-person is still just as important as emails!), how to get settled and look for a job if necessary. How do you begin networking and meeting people in a new city? What kinds of events and activities contribute to your networking? How do you build connections, personally and professionally? How do you follow up and make sure you stay on new acquaintances' radar? All of these will be addressed so you can get established in your new community.
Ellary Makuch earned a BA in Sociology from Ithaca College and a Master of Urban Planning from the State University of New York at Buffalo. From 2008-2016 she worked for the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning in the housing section, and the Town of Amherst as Community Development Director. In 2016, Ellary relocated from Amherst NY, to Houston, TX. Having left all connections behind in Buffalo, Ellary set about building a professional network and finding employment at a similar professional level. She currently works for the City of Houston Housing & Community Development Department in grants management and disaster recovery. Ellary is currently a Planner for the City of Houston, Texas.