Tag: academia

Socialising at conferences

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…

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How do postgrads find jobs?

Most postgrads are very internet-savvy, so when anyone asks me about finding jobs, the normal request is “which websites should I look at for jobs in X?”. They look a bit nonplussed when I start talking about using their contacts, developing their networks, making a list of who you know – isn’t that all just…

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