Orientation training on “Social Networking Sites as Academic and Career Development Tool"

On September 15, 2010 an orientation training on “Social Networking Sites as Academic and Career Development Tool” was organized by CRRC-Armenia, presented by Veronica Grigoryan and Rouben Chebelyan. The event was aimed to show how to use the benefits of social networking sites in order to get information concerning the research of interest, communicate, as well as use it for career development.

The training was mainly attended by students from different universities as well as NGO representatives and other interested people, overall 21 participants.

During the training the idea of social networking sites was presented. Their benefits and disadvantages was discussed. Popular social networking sites in Armenia, like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn were presented, describing how they can be used for career and academic purposes through different professional groups. The main focus of the training was on LinkedIn and its opportunities for career and business opportunities.

The training was followed by questions and discussions with the audience.
Veronika Grigoryan has a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Affairs from American University of Armenia and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Yerevan State University and joined CRRC-Armenia in June 2010 as Librarian/Information Specialist. Rouben Chelebyan graduated State Engineering University of Armenia Cybernetics Department in 1999, joined CRRC-Armenia as IT Manager in July 2010.