Initial Publication Date: December 20, 2012

Pursuing an Academic Career Virtual Event Series

Networking for Academic Careers: May 16, 2013

~1 hr long

Leaders: Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin, Madison

This event has already taken place

Networking may be the most important career skill that we don't learn in grad school. Effective networking helps connect you with jobs, collaborators, funding, mentors, and recognition for your work. Person-to-person connections also lead to a more rewarding professional experience, reducing feelings of isolation and helping to build support systems and friendships. This webinar will help participants think through both the "why" and "how" of effective networking, both in-person and on-line, and introduce a clear, practical strategy for your own career networking. We hope you will join us!

Jump down to: References, resources, and the presentation from this virtual event

Goals for participants are:

  • consider the reasons for networking
  • learn more about effective networking strategies
  • develop a clear, practical strategy for your own career networking

Time - 4 pm Eastern | 3 pm Central | 2 pm Mountain | 1 pm Pacific
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion. Participants will receive an email with instructions detailing how to log into the event approximately one week prior to the event.
Registration and payment - The registration deadline has passed. The cost of the webinar is $30 (or $20 for NAGT members; learn more about becoming a member of NAGT). The payment deadline has passed.
Preparation - Prior to the workshop, download any handouts posted to this website

Please email Heather Macdonald (rhmacd AT if you have any questions about this event or Molly Kent (mkent AT if you have technical questions.


Photo and biography largely drawn from faculty web page.

Tracey Holloway is an Associate Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Her research employs computer models and satellite data to understand links between regional air quality, energy, and climate. She has joint appointments in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Holloway is a founding board member of the Earth Science Women's Network. Through her work with ESWN, she helps manage the Earth Science Jobs Network.

References and Resources

Screencast of Networking for Academic Careers.

Networking for Academic Careers
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Slides from Networking for Academic Careers (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.8MB May17 13).

Recommended on-line resources:

  • The additional resouces section of this page on moving your research beyond your dissertation offers some helpful tips and advice on networking.
  • Learn more about Research "Elevator Talks" and how to briefly and effectively communicate your research to a variety of audiences.

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