Are you looking for work in biotechnology, biomedical science, or bioremediation technology? Donít forget to include public lectures in your networking plan. Last week I attended a presentation on nanotechnology that was part of the Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) ďScience in the CityĒ lecture series. Most cities, especially those with a university or college campus, are likely to have some sort of lecture series on fields of study relevant to their area, especially those with graduate programs where there are likely to be student seminars and thesis defenses. Whether you are looking for a job or reasons to do a PhD, what a wonderful resource for making connections! Of course you canít be shy. Start by talking to someone sitting next to you, or in the lineup for coffee. Definitely approach the speaker themselves after their presentation and ask a question or make conversation to make sure you are remembered. Then send the speaker an email the next day inquiring about possible job opportunities within their network, or even ask for career advice. It certainly canít hurt and you never know what might come of it!