Networking Inside and Outside the Academy

Professional networking can seem like a daunting endeavor for many young scientists and graduate students, especially those considering careers outside of academia. In an APS Professional Development webinar, five psychological scientists shared their own experiences and advice on expanding your relationships not only in academic circles, but in industry as well.

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Speakers in the webinar, “Conference Hints III: Networking Tips – Academia and Beyond,” discussed how to initiate conversations and build relationships at scientific conferences, in professional social media groups, and more. The panelists included Tom Carpenter, a trained social psychologist and director of Data Science at Microsoft; cognitive psychologist Elizabeth Creighton, a Toronto-based user-experience (UX) consultant; Zachary Heinemann, director of research with London-based software company Intercom; Michelle Lee, an upcoming assistant professor in the Amherst College psychology department; and Helena Karnilowicz, senior UX researcher at Google and a social/personality psychologist.  

APS members and registered attendees can view the full video of this lively discussion on networking to expand your scientific work and career opportunities.

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