How to network effectively in academia and beyond (July 21st, 2023)


Networking is an essential skill for any scientist looking to advance their career and build new collaborations. It can be, however, a daunting task, especially for those who are introverted or new to the field.

In this seminar, you will gain a understanding of sustainable networking and the fundamentals of engaging small talk in academia and beyond.

We will explore best-practice techniques, tips, and tricks, reflecting on helpful approaches and strategies to networking. This means identifying the people that are most relevant to your research and career goals and building relationships with those individuals.

We will practice simple techniques which will help you to have meaningful conversations and establish lasting relationships with colleagues and peers. By the end of the workshop, you will have a toolbox of techniques which you can use and refine on your own.

This is a 100% interactive and practical seminar, so be ready to actively participate and have fun!"

Target group: Doctoral candidates and postdocs (TU Darmstadt and RMU)

Language: English

Trainer: Dr. Michael Gordian | Lebensklug

Date/Time: Friday, July 21st, 2023 | 09:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Online (Zoom)

Registration: Please fill in the Ingenium registration form.

Your trainer Dr. Michael Gordian

Dr. Michael Gordian is a trainer and seminar leader, specialised in communication, social skills and creative thinking.

Currently, he gives trainings at more than 20 universities and international research institutions. He is passionate about travelling, expanding his and other people's minds,juggling and designing new exciting trainings and learning games

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