Academic networking, a key step in your career.


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One of the most overlooked aspects of career development by postdocs and grad students is networking. In business, effective networking is absolutely essential for developing the trust and relationships that can open up new opportunities. When you are recommended by someone whose opinion I trust, that recommendation carries far more weight than when it comes from someone I don’t know. As scientists, we often become very engrossed in our daily scientific explorations and can forget the larger picture of interacting with our colleagues to communicate our science and foster our relationships.