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Building your scholarly profile

A guide to developing your scholarly profile and increasing your presence online.


A strong professional network helps create opportunities for collaboration. However, networking is not just about finding the next career move: it is about building a community, contributing to the academic landscape and giving your research the visibility it deserves. Here are some extra academic networking tips:

  1. Ask for advice from colleagues, fellow students and contacts at other institutions about where they get involved in the industry
  2. Participate in conferences as an organizer or presenter
  3. Join a professional network
  4. Share your work on social media sites such as Twitter
  5. Take advantage of professional development opportunities outside of your discipline on such subjects as, for instance, how to deliver an effective presentation
  6. Maintain your network by making an effort to stay in contact with people so that your community becomes a place of mutual support.