Questions tagged [communication]

Questions about how to communicate with others appropriately and professionally; communication etiquette.

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It it appropriate to request a letter of recommendation via LinkedIn?

I had a professor who told me during the year that he'd be happy to write me a letter of recommendation for a research degree I was contemplating applying to. I've since decided to apply. My ...
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How to tell my current project adviser that I want to try working with someone else next semester?

I have been working with Professor 1 for a semester. He has been very helpful and we have spent some time together this semester discussing problems. I enjoyed working with him and also find his ...
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Do I need to be in a constant touch with the community to get the admissions?

I just completed my masters degree. Some of my seniors are constantly advising me to "increase" my touch with the academic community. They say that this increases the chances of getting the ...
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overlapping grant/fellowship ideas for postdoc positions

I'm a PhD student in social science, currently preparing for grant or fellowship applications with two PIs. Specifically, I'll apply for a postdoctoral fellowship with PI #1 and co-write a research ...
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How to Ask for a Shift in Graduate Assistantship from Research to Teaching?

I am a graduate student in NYC and would like to learn how to ask my advisor and my professor to shift from research assistantship to teaching? I have been working on a research project for one ...
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How can I politely request that an authority figure respected protocol?

I am in a postgraduate program, part of which is to do an internship at an organization or school recommended by the program, mostly by observing a class or by shadowing a professor at his job. ...
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Undergraduate supervisor leaving on a sabbatical

I recently found out one of my undergraduate supervisors/mentors has been accepted as a visiting fellow at MIT. If all goes to plan, he'll be at MIT starting next fall. I'm a senior year student of ...
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What can I do if my academic references are not responsive?

I provided references of two Professors from my previous University. I talked to them before supplying the references. I believe, the universities sent some Emails asking them for some kind of ...
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Measuring the Effect of Public Relations on Scientific Journals Impact Factor?

I’m looking at the correlation between communications outreach and a scientific journal’s impact factor/citations. I intern for a communications department at a University’s engineering school and we ...
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Contacting a potential advisor: Where should I go from here?

About two and a half weeks ago, I contacted five potential advisors at a school that I am planning to do my master’s at. Three of them got back to me and said they are not expecting any graduate ...
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Is it socially appropriate to ring up a professor whom you have corresponded with briefly by email?

A couple of weeks back I sent an email to a professor in a University in my home country with whom I have never known on any personal or professional level. My intention was to seek potential ...