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September 2020 Dinner Event

Strategic Business Management skills

Topic:  Interview preparation and tips

Speaker:  Erica Woods, APEX Systems

Talent Triangle: 1.5 PDU  - Technical

Course Identifier: C08020200908, PMI Assigned PDU Claim Code: C080HBXHT4  

Time:  5:45-7:45pm  **Networking 5:45-6:15pm**

Venue:  Virtual- Webex -  link below

Speaker Bio:  Erica Woods, APEX Sytems


Erica Woods is the Director of Contractor Programs and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support and add value to their IT Contractor Community of 16,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and acts as a technical community evangelist for various STEM programs/nonprofits. She has 15 years of experience in the IT staffing world and an MBA from Loyola University. She is a Professional and Career Development Author for the MSSQLTips.com online technical community, presents Career Development sessions for various communities, including SQL Saturdays, Code Camps, PMI PDDs, BA World conferences, and provides internal and external Team, Attitude and Performance Coaching. Erica is a Co-Founder of the ‘Baltimore Techies for Good’ MeetUp group, and Co-Founder/Co-Organizer of the Tampa Tech4Good MeetUp group, which are monthly events that bring together technical and marketing folks looking for skills-based volunteering opportunities with nonprofits in need of technology help/guidance. 


Interview preparation and tips, from both the Interviewer and Interviewee perspective, including:

  • 11 key actions for your Interview Prep To-Do List
  • Introduce exercises, such as SWOT Analysis, to guide interview prep
  • Example best practice questions to ask
  • Structuring your “professional elevator pitch”
  • Confidence building strategies
  • Additional exercises/resources

Learning Objectives:

Participant will:

  • Gain key technical skills as an Interviewer
  • Gain key technical skills as an Interviewee
  • Get a better understanding of how the interview process fits into and shapes the Project Team
  • Learn how to use these interviewing skills in day-to-day project work

Giving Back:  See PMI Buffalo website FeedmoreWNY Challenge

PMI Buffalo also encourages you to make a donation to the charity of your choice as part of this event - thank you!


  • 5:45-6:15- online networking 
  • 6:15-6:30 - brief Chapter meeting and TekSystems sponsor thank you. 
  • 6:30-7:30- featured speaker, followed by a Q&A
  • 7:30-7:45- door prizes and exit

WebEx Invite Link:

September 2020 Virtual Dinner Event

Hosted by PMI Buffalo Webex

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020 5:30 pm | 2 hours 30 minutes | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting number: 160 180 4068

Password: 55YKsmwxhu4


Join by video system

Dial 1601804068@pmibuffalo.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone

+1-855-282-6330 US TOLL FREE

+1-415-655-0003 US TOLL

Access code: 160 180 4068

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Type of activity: Educational Dinners

Date: September 8th, 2020

Hour: 5:45PM to 7:30PM

Number of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $10.00

Non members: $10.00

Students: $5.00


Virtual- Webex link