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Monday, November 21, 2005

making an academic career

A friend sent me a link to this essay on how to do professional networking, particularly in academics. I haven't read the whole thing, but it seems interesting so far. One point I appreciated was about how you need to make your own network rather than just joining another.
Actually the essay covers more than this. It covers some of the nuts and bolts of academic exchange.


Anonymous said...

I am with you on the search- sorry to miss you when you were in chicago

Boaz said...

nice to hear from you, and thanks for the link on your xanga. it is indeed a search... my current metaphor for academics is of a lake with people skipping rocks on the surface, but all the good rocks come from the bottom of the lake. so in grad school, you have to dive down and grab some rocks from the bottom to contribute to the general pile for everyone to skip. At least the being at the bottom of a lake part feels right to me.