The Art/Science* of Academic Networking

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Look out for the video. Well worth watching

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*(delete as appropriate)

Which of the following best describes you at a conference?

__ Life of the conference – always leave having given out a stack of cards and collecting invites to give seminars
__ Making sure whatever session I’m in is the trending topic on Twitter
__ Browsing posters on coffee breaks and chatting with one or two people about the weather.
__ Most likely to be found lurking in dark corners/behind the poster presentations with people from your lab/office
__ Spend most of the time drifting in the spaces between groups of tightly knit people who all know each other wondering how to join the conversation
__ What is the point of talking to anyone? It’s not as if they’re going to give you a job.

Have you got some ideas for making the most of conferences? Have you got some ideas for making the most of conferences?

Think about your response and consider: Are you making the most…

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One thought on “The Art/Science* of Academic Networking

    anneshackleton said:
    20/04/2015 at 10:33 am

    Fun video for tips on feeling more confident meting people at conference events.

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