PDS: Using Social Media to Advance Your Career

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Most of us use social media to connect with friends and family. For
academics though, social media can be even more effective at advancing
professional goals. In this session, I will illustrate the many ways that
academics can use social media to powerfully further their career
objectives. These objectives include things like: keeping track of the
latest developments in the field, increasing awareness among colleagues of
your research, and furthering outreach goals. I will be focusing on Twitter,
though the principles are roughly the same across social media platforms. At
the end of the session, my intention is that participants will have gained
actionable information about social media that they can immediately put to
work to further career goals.
This session will involve some interactive activities, but participants
will not need to bring computers (or anything else) to take part in these


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Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6105