2020 Summer Success Symposium

August 17, 18 & 19 , 2021 | 12:30-2:00pm (EST) | Zoom


Tuesday, August 18 | 12:30- 2:00 pm

Activate your Network: Developing Professional Mentor Relationships

Having a network of people you can reach out to is important. But ensuring that you have the right people whose experiences and wisdom can guide you on your path to success is even more important.  Mentors can not only help to take your career to the next level, but are also helpful when it comes to navigating difficult decisions.  

Presenter: Malika Grayson, ’14 M.S., ’16 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

Wednesday, August 19 | 12:30- 2:00 pm

Long Term Negotiations For (Professional) Relationships

This workshop will focus on negotiating with colleagues, as well as those responsible for your current & future career trajectory.  We will use a case study approach and practice at least two different negotiating scenarios.  We will discuss best practices as well as discuss our hesitancies in negotiating.  Further we will point out our lack of ability to identify and engage in a negotiating opportunities.

Presenter: Marcus Brooks, M.B.A.

Marcus Brooks is the Team & Leadership Center Coordinator at Cornell Outdoor Education, Cornell University and owns the strategy consulting company, Let’s Brainstorm, LLC, which focuses on women entrepreneurs. He has been engaging in negotiations of various types from a youth growing up in Harlem. He has a focus on helping clients


Event Sponsors

Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement, Diversity Programs in Engineering, and the Cornell Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

This event is also supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1647094 (AGEP CIRTL) and a subcontract under Grant No. 1231286 (Cornell AGEP). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This program was modeled in part after PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP Summer Success Institute.