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Building Your Professional Community
No scholar is an island. Building a diverse, professional community of colleagues is one of your key jobs in grad school, as networks and communities shape your career(s) much, much more than any publishing, teaching, or service will. Professional colleagues with diverse careers both within and beyond the academy can send job opportunities your way and put in a good word for you, provide feedback on your projects, give advice on career moves, commiserate about challenging issues, and serve as role models for the lives you could live. But ethical networking and professional community-building is also reciprocal—you need to provide as much value to others as you ask from them.
So how do you actually build those networks and communities? What do you do with them once you have? In this exclusive Grad School Rockstars webinar, Dr. Cathy Hannabach will cover how you can identify folks from diverse careers you want to connect with, establish genuinely reciprocal connections, feed and nurture your professional relationships, and harness those networks to learn about and build fulfilling careers within and beyond the academy.
Please note this webinar is only open to Grad School Rockstars community members. Check your email or our Rockstar community platform for the event password. And if you’re not already a member, you can join here.
Register now to join us live on Tuesday, October 24, 1-2 pm EST, or to access the video any time.
Check your email or our private Slack community for the event password.