Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, by now, are no longer a new thing. Also, for scientists, social media platforms have become an integral networking tool to connect globally, exchange research ideas and advance careers. But, what’s a proper way for scientists to make use of these platforms?
In this online workshop part, you will gain a better understanding on the current state of digital science communication. In detail, you will learn how scientists may integrate social media into their activities — in a helpful and productive way. The workshop advocates a reflected media usage that keeps a close eye on how and when it is recommended for you to “go digital”. 

This workshop provides…
• professional assistance in clarifying your objectives for engaging with social media. Why should I consider social media usage? What are my goals?
• help figuring out which of the many media platforms is the right one for you.
• assistance on how social media may help you explore your career options (e.g. after a PhD or postdoc).
• help taking first steps towards brushing up your personal professional online profiles.

Course flow
Please note that this course consist of four live webinars and live group exercises (each 1.5 hours):

April 9: 10:00-11:30 am and 12:00-1:30 pm
April 14 10:00-11:30 am
April 15: 10:00-11:30 am

In between the sessions you are expected to work approximately one hour with the course materials provided to debrief or prepare the next session. Individual coaching sessions with the instructor will be scheduled on the first day of the course.

Technical information
To complete this course, you need to have access to a computer and the internet. The course is hosted on the NaturalScience.Careers learning platform. For the live webinars we are using Zoom, which can be installed free of charge.

About the trainer
Peter Kronenberg joined the team of NaturalScience.Careers in 2017 to lead a project on innovative conference designs. It did not take long before his role expanded to give seminars and talks for scientists, including the topics selfpresentation, networking, time-management and media usage. Peter’s background is in the humanities and social sciences, having obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Sustainable Business Studies.

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