Networking for Scientists: Understanding and Building Authentic Professional Relationships

Networking for Scientists: Understanding and Building Authentic Professional Relationships 19.04.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Fri)Dahlem Research School, Hittorfstraße 16, Room 004Wichert, Amanda

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For doctoral researchers of all disciplines.


Objectives and Content

Having a strong network of peers and colleagues that can give feedback, connect you with others, inspire you in your work, and support you through challenges is essential to your success in academia. In this workshop, you will learn how to approach networking in a way that fits and feels natural without feeling “forced” or artificial. You’ll explore how to use the strengths that you have to successfully build a network, how and when to prioritize networking in the workplace, and what to do if you feel like networking just isn’t your thing.

  •  How can we start conversations with peers and quickly build a lasting network relationship? What kinds of questions or conversations spark a connection? (And - how can I engage/connect even if I find  typical networking events challenging?)
  •  How can we best support each other in science through peer connections? For which  topics or in which areas would we most benefit from a regular exchange of ideas?
  •  How can we build sustainable networks that support our work/ourselves beyond  this event?  What can we do right now to make this happen?
  • How do I align my personal goals and values with “self-marketing”?  What can I do to help motivate myself and to overcome  potentially negative  connotations that I’ve associated with networking?


Further Information

If there are free spots, we also allow postdocs to participate.


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Amanda Wichert