A central blog for the Senior Capstone course in Biology at Ashland University in Ohio.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Networking in science
Three students over the past week have asked me - "What is Linkedin?" They had each heard about it from one source or another, so I had the chance to give them a quick run down. Have you heard of Linkedin, the "professional Facebook"? If not, you might want to sign up for a free account, and then check out our Ashland University Science Network. Here you can get career information from a growing number of AU science graduates and science program friends. This social media platform also allows you to leverage the network between your connections as your own career develops.
We will talk a bit more about Linked In later in the semester, and the importance of networking in general.