Northwestern University

Mon 10:00 AM

Developing Your Academic Presence Online through Writing & Social Media

When: Monday, January 13, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Rd, Grad Student Commons (250), 2122 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Student

Contact: Elizabeth Lenaghan  

Group: Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Category: Other

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A digital persona is a critical component of academic life today. A department website, personal research page, professional blog, and networking profile (e.g., LinkedIn, are integral spaces for the production and distribution of your scholarship, particularly for advanced graduate students and job candidates. In addition, the Internet has opened up the possibility for digital publishing (e.g., H-Net) and using blog writing and commenting as forums for discussing research as it progresses. Finally, social media such as Facebook and Twitter have opened up new avenues for networking and collaboration with other scholars. This workshop provides an introductory survey of these various digital media and how best to manage your digital self. Exercises include brief surveys of other academics' online profiles, an examination of how scholarly blogs adapt academic writing for popular audiences, and a critical review of online publishers. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences about digital content as well as think about how they might augment their digital presence. To register, please visit: 

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