You’ve been told that getting on in academia is all about contacts. You know that conferences are where lots of these “contacts” happen – but what if you’ve attended conferences and still come away without having made any useful connections?
There’s a great new post on The Thesis Whisperer blog* giving practical tips on establishing new contacts at academic conferences, including what you can do next time, pre-conference, to make the most of it. Recommended reading:
If you want a few more tips on bouncing back if you’ve had a go at networking but not been very successful, have a look at our post on Networking – how to persevere without being a pest.
(*What, you’re doing a PhD and you don’t read The Thesis Whisperer? Scoot on over there straight away and find out what you’ve been missing!)
Careers Consultant (Postgraduate) at the University of Manchester, UK