Inadvertently Networking My Way Through Science

Author : Kristen Nickens ,

An integral aspect of my career trajectory has been consistent involvement in some form of scientifically-based extracurricular activity which I believe has considerably impacted my career path.  Unbeknownst to me, involvement in these activities and interactions were polishing my networking skills and setting the course for my scientific career.  While a number of my experiences happened before graduate school, perhaps the flavor of my experiences will be useful to you as it is never too late to learn an alternative way to build your network.