Tag Archives: networking

Networking that works

Networking that works

Does everyone keep telling you that the key to a successful career is to have great networks? Well, I hate to be the one to say it again, but it’s true. Having great networks makes working life – and research life in particular – much, much easier and more fun. Where I diverge from much […] … learn more→

International Women’s Day: there is no female version of the ‘old boys’ network’

International Women’s Day: there is no female version of the ‘old boys’ network’

As a young academic, I can say with a certain level of confidence that my gender will stifle my career progression. Most probably, I will become just another droplet leaking out of the academic pipeline. Although as a culture we value separating our private and professional lives, the #MeToo phenomenon forces us to think about sexual […] … learn more→

Why you are not the ‘star student’ (and how to become one)

Why you are not the ‘star student’ (and how to become one)

I have a friend doing his PhD, let’s call him Ronald. Ronald is clever, bright and diligent. He’s spent many, many hours in the lab building prototypes and producing copious amounts of data. He’s clearly on the verge of a breakthrough that would change his field (but has yet to publish anything for fear of […] … learn more→

How your college friendships help you – or don’t

How your college friendships help you – or don’t

College students spend a tremendous amount of time with their friends. One estimate suggests that the average college student spends only 15 hours a week in class but 86 hours a week with his or her friends. But how much do we understand about the role friendships play and how they influence students both academically […] … learn more→

7 Alumni networking don\’ts

One piece of advice that just about every career resource out there gives: Tap into your alumni network. Have you ever noticed … no one gives you tips on exactly how to do so? So this networking advice — without additional guidance about how to access your alumni network properly (what to ask, and what […] … learn more→

Making your pitch perfect

When networking, it’s important to talk about how you can help the person and add value to his organization. It may sound obvious, but people often get too caught up in trying to sound natural and overlook this key part of any communication. Mark Grimm, a public speaker and messaging strategist, said it’s easy to […] … learn more→