25 March 2020

Free Webinar: How to Network and Find Collaborations from Afar

Diane Frendak

Diane Frendak American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Networking for Nerds

Networking is the most honorable and valuable endeavor in which you can engage, because it is built on a spirit of generosity. At its core, networking is all about crafting win-win alliances where both parties provide value. You may think that “networking” can only take place in person, but this is a myth! In fact, most networking takes place from afar, and in some cases, the individuals may never even meet in person. In this webinar, our host Alaina G. Levine will discuss strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators and building mutually-beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe (and perhaps on some exoplanets too!). We will utilize various methods to find and reach out to people, and start and nurture those critical conversations which can birth amazing collaborations!

Let’s network!

When: Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 2:00 pm ET

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Alaina G. Levine

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker, and corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she is a prolific speaker and writer on career development and professional advancement for scientists and engineers. She has delivered over 700 speeches for clients in the US, EU, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and Asia, and has written over 400 articles in publications such as Nature, Science, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, and Smithsonian. She has served as a career columnist for Physics Today and currently writes “Your Unicorn Career”, a careers column for Science/ScienceCareers. Levine authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development and entrepreneurship, and is a consultant, speaker, and writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. She holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and anthropology with a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona. She is a regular speaker for the AAS.