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Carol Thompson

Want the competitive edge in interviewing and other business opportunities? In today's climate, communication is one of the most valuable skills you can have and networking is a "must have" tool in your business tool box. Learn now how to effectively network in the business and/or academic environments to create new opportunities.

Join us as the UTCS Office of External Affairs (OEA) hosts Carol Thompson, founder of The Thompson Group, and her "Back to Basics," The Thompson Group's Guide to Networking & Business Skills seminar.


March 17, 2003 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Avaya Auditorium ACES 2.302


6:30pm to 7:00pm
ACES Connector Lobby

Back to Basics

The Thompson Group's Guide to Networking & Business Skills

This interactive seminar is full of useful tips regarding effective networking, communication skills and business development. The program begins with the overall concept of business networking, spotlighting the fundamental importance of building and maintaining business relationships-- both within and outside a company. The Thompson Group focuses on specific strategies, helpful ideas and unique tips that can be immediately applied.

About Carol Thompson

Carol was recognized by the Austin Business Journal as "one of Austin's 5 most powerful women" and named by the Austin American-Statesman as one of Austin's "top 25 tech players to know" in October 1999; in September 2000 she was on the cover of Digital South, which named her "A Real Hero of Southern Technology;" and the October 2000 issue of eCompany identified Carol as on of the "Nine People to See in Austin." In April 2001, she received the Women in Communication Liz Carpenter's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Carol has served on more than 30 professional, civic, and charitable boards, in Texas, including six years on the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Board. In 1992, she chaired the board of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, a year during which 95 established companies visited Austin to evaluate expansion programs with 25 companies electing to do so.

About the Thompson Group

The Thompson Group was established in 1993 to work with companies and organizations as a high-level and strategic marketing partner. They offer a unique portfolio of marketing and public relations consulting services in all major Texas marketplaces. The Thompson Group provides clients with the tools to build and manage business and community relationships for the sole purpose of garnering key business advantages, including access to prospective clients and community and business leaders; major media outlets; and professional and charitable organizations. Known as the "eyes, ears, and voices" of clients in the Texas business community, The Thompson Group has long been an active leader in the Greater Austin business community. Their staff has held key roles in many professional and community organizations that have helped to develop Austin into the strong, diverse, vibrant and supportive city that it is today.
Many thanks to Lockheed Martin for their generous support.

For more information contact:
Stephanie Shaffer
Coordinator, Office of External Affairs
Phone: 471-9793
Office: Taylor Hall 147

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