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Is a business card necessary for a graduate student?

I know some PhD students have their own business cards, but I don't know if it is a standard practice for PhD students to have their own business cards. I think a business card can be useful for ...
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6answers
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How to become well-known in the research community while being a PhD student

This question is mainly about building useful contacts during the course of the doctorate. How does one keep the relevant community in other universities informed about his/her research work? One way ...
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5answers
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How can we promote better writing skills in academic education?

This question may be too wide or in some perspective perceived as unclear but covers a key issue (for me) in academia, namely, academic writing. Students start their academic career with varying ...
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5answers
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Academic home page with low maintenance burden [closed]

It's been mentioned before on this site how important it is to have a webpage. Most academics don't have a lot of experience with web development, and do not realistically have time to learn it and ...
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4answers
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What contents should I put on my academic website?

I'm planing to setup a personal academic website. From visiting other researchers websites I have a rough idea of the things I want to put on it: - Research interests - List of articles & ...
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4answers
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How important is a online reputation for academics? [duplicate]

I catch myself too often thinking about how to become more visible and present online instead of doing Great Research™. But how important is it to be very visible online for academics and researcher ...
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4answers
452 views

Statistics on readership and posting habits for academic blogs

Although this stackexchange seems to be a little hostile towards metrics (especially when they are about research productivity), it is still sometimes fun to indulge in a little bit of arbitrary ...
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3answers
436 views

How to manage the web presence of a research group

Given the importance of web presence how does one manage the web presence of a research group? The simplest approach seems to be to use links to the personal webpages of the group members to supply ...
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2answers
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Can one get a faculty position by posting CV on job websites?

As I see faculty positions in Europe and North America is always based on applications. Is it common that a department head suggest a faculty position to a possible candidate? I do not mean based on ...
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1answer
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Does a informative and clear professor webpage often increase the number of prospective PhD students who apply to work for the professor?

Here is what I would call a particularly informative and clear professor webpage. Of course, it's not the most important thing (for me, personally, I mostly discovered professors through asking ...
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1answer
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How important is to maintain an online/digital presence for a graduate student? [duplicate]

I am a graduate student in the physical sciences working towards my Ph.D and planning to finish in less than two years from now. In this age, where data mining/collection/analysis and then selling/...
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Should the website contain information which is discouraged to have in the CV?

Here and there in this site, I get that you should have your own website. It is one way to networking, making you standing out of the crowd. It can also be your extended version of CV or SOP, helping ...