Archive for January, 2017

Seizing the new collaborator at scientific conferences

Seizing the new collaborator at scientific conferences

By EcoEvo@TCD | Perspectives

Approaching established scientists is nerve wracking when you are just starting out in your own scientific career. It terrified me, but having done so successfully, it is now not so such an intimidating prospect. When I first went to science conferences as a new PhD student, my fellow early stage researchers and I used to award each other mingling points for having the confidence to break out of our trusted established circle and speak to people we had not met before. Knowing networking was a vital part of attending scientific meetings, we needed motivation to do more [&hellip