Questions tagged [networking]

To try and build academic relations among people who share academic interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections.

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What are the elements of an effective elevator pitch?

When I go to conferences and try to network, I want to be able to explain my research in a clear and concise manner while still effectively communicating what I do. What are the most effective ways ...
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How to take advantage of scientific international association membership for career?

In the last decades, many international scientific associations have been created. Organizations such as AAAS, IEEE, ACM, involve thousands of scientists and professors that have similar scientific ...
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How do I find research groups that do work in field X?

What is the best way to go about to find a certain research group that do work in a specific field (e.g research groups doing empirical brain investigations but working from a dualistic perspective, ...
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What rules guide whether to put qualifications on an academic business card?

I'm just wondering what rules of etiquette guide whether an academic puts qualifications on a business card. I'm assuming that either "Dr" at the start or "PhD" at the end is important to include ...
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How can I get the most out of conferences?

I recently attended a very large conference in my field (SfN, ~30,000 attendees), and after I got back I was thinking about what I had gained from the trip, and I realized not that much. I listened to ...

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