STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers
Networking for researchers
Through time, early career researchers should begin building a network of colleagues they trust to work with on new projects, to discuss ideas with, to review publications prior to peer review. Mentors should encourage mentees to build their own networks, and answers questions mentees may have as they encounter different kinds of academic networking (at conferences, online, over email, and beyond).
Useful resources on Networking for researchers:
Elliott, C.M. (2007). Writing to a Potential Collaborator. https://physics.illinois.edu/people/celia/Writing-to-Collaborators.pdf
Do’s and don’ts for writing to potential collaborators, with an explanation of formal writing and description of how to make sure your email is noticed.
University of Toronto at Mississauga. (n.d.). Develop Your Academic Network. https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers/resources-for-graduate-students/academic-careers/develop-your-academic-network
Topics include: why and how to network, conferences, developing an online presence, and postdoc fellowships.
Tags: CompTS; CompGS
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Author: Stephanie Krueger
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Last Updated: October 28, 2021