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Building Networks

Building Networks and Managing Online Identity for PhDs: 


Here we refer to the process of establishing professional connections, fostering relationships, and cultivating an online presence to support career development and opportunities within academia and beyond.
Building a robust professional network is essential for PhD students. Effective networking allows you to connect with experts, mentors, and potential collaborators, opening doors to new opportunities, collaborations, and valuable insights. It enables you to stay updated on the latest research, exchange ideas, and broaden your horizons.


Managing online identity refers to the deliberate cultivation and management of your professional presence on digital platforms, such as social media, professional networking sites, and personal websites. It involves curating a positive and authentic online image that aligns with your professional goals and research interests. Managing your online identity includes showcasing your achievements, sharing research insights, engaging in relevant discussions, and participating in online communities related to your field.

Managing your online identity enables you to share your research findings, insights, and expertise with a broader audience. It provides a platform to disseminate your work, gain recognition for your contributions, and increase your impact within and beyond academia. An active online presence can also attract collaborations, invitations to speak at conferences, and opportunities to contribute to public discourse.



Introvert’s perspective How to do Academic Networking: Online Edition


Elevator pitch: Networking Skills to Advance Your Career (iBiology , video, 10 minutes)

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