DivE-Q Event: New workshop “Navigating Social Media” – Registration open

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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 ad-vance careers. However, what is a proper way for scientists to make use of these platforms? In this online workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the current state of digital science communication. You will learn how scientists can 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 online’.

In this workshop, you will …

  • find professional assistance in clarifying your objectives for engaging with social media.
  • why should I consider social media? What are my goals?
  • find help in figuring out which of the many media platforms is the right one for you.
  • find assistance on how social media may help you explore your career options.
  • take first steps towards brushing up your personal professional online profiles.

Course flow online

In between the sessions, you are expected to work approximately one hour with the course materials provided to debrief or prepare the next session (please schedule 3 h for homework!) Individual coaching sessions with the instructor will be scheduled on the first day of the course.

When and where

Online workshop, 4 webinars of 2.5 h each

Monday + Tuesday, 16th + 17th January 2023, 9.00 – 11.30 a.m. each &
Thursday + Friday, 19th + 20th January 2023, 9.00 – 11.30 a.m. each

Further information

Language: English
Target group: PhD students and postdocs
Participant limit: 20

Dr. Karin Bodewits comes from the Netherlands, where she studied Biology. After spending some time at Puleva Biotech in Spain and Unilever in China, she completed a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Edinburgh. In 2012, she founded the successful company NaturalScience.Careers, a seminar and talk provider for natural- and life scientists. In this function, she became a book author, short story writer, speaker and seminar leader. She published a wide range of career and soft skills-related articles in magazines like Chemistry World and Nature jobs.


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