Why you need a networking card now

2018-10-02T02:29:27+00:00January 7th, 2015|

Networking cards are a great way to establish a fresh professional identity that is not bound to your institutional affiliation. Unlike business cards, which prominently display your institution’s brand, a networking card foregrounds your personal brand, often through the  prominent display of your name and professional skills or services. Networking cards allow you to connect with professional circles and demonstrate your availability for new freelance or full-time opportunities beyond your current employer. These cards position you to lead your networking activities with your personal brand, rather than solely rely on your institution's identity to establish your social and intellectual capital. Who should use networking cards? When are networking cards most helpful? -- graduate students who are actively networking for careers beyond the professoriate.  PhD job seekers must be able to demonstrate to professional circles that they can connect with business and practice. Studies show [...]

Find Your Tribe

2018-10-02T02:29:29+00:00April 8th, 2014|

Loneliness and isolation are challenges that any PhD needs to overcome when considering or transitioning to nonacademic careers.  This time of career exploration can set you apart from your grad school cohort, mentors or professional colleagues. While everyone else frets over nailing that conference paper or the insane number of academic job applications to submit, you are doing that work in addition to creating new career options for yourself.  Others may not understand why you spend your time working an internship or how you manage to find the time to maintain your blog alongside fulfilling your degree requirements.  You need to find your tribe -- people who get you and who are on the same path as you -- to find the energy and support to live out your lifepath. Who is your tribe? - People who think like you. Your tribe shares your worldview and perspective.  They [...]

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