How to show the research community who you are

September 3, 2020 4:15 - 5:45

Location: EuroScience Virtual Room


When potential supervisors, employers and collaborators ask you to sum up your research motivation and achievements in a few sentences, it can be tough to know what to say. Being able to deliver an elevator pitch that is backed up by easily discoverable proof of your research excellence is an essential skill for your whole career, not just when you’re starting out. What’s more, it’s important to showcase your work in broader terms than just publications and impact factors: contributions to education, public communication, open science and conferences are among the things that you’ll be evaluated on.

In this interactive workshop, experts in communicating about research will explain ways to increase your visibility and promote your work — whether that means all your achievements or just a single poster, article or dataset. Topics will include how use and promote public profiles, social media presence and alt-metrics; where open science activities fit into the picture; and how showcasing yourself helps you make your pitch to potential supervisors, employers and collaborators.

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