Sustainable networking for scientists and engineers [E-Book] / author: Christina C. C. Willis
Willis, Christina C. C., (author)
Bellingham, Washington : SPIE, 2019
1 online resource
englisch
9781510629844
10.1117/3.2535500
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / by Jean-luc Doumont
  • Preface: Who wrote this book? And why?
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Sustainable networking, and why you should do it: 1.1. Sustainable networking and helping others; 1.2. What is a network, and what makes it function well? 1.3. Motivations and benefits; 1.4. Communication, STEM, and networking; 1.5. The Dunning-Kruger effect; Exercises; References
  • Chapter 2. Networking and strategy: 2.1. Strategy is built on goals; 2.2. Networking strategically; 2.3. Kindness is imperative; 2.4. Care and maintenance of your network; 2.5. Expanding your network; 2.6. Planning versus serendipity; Exercises; References
  • Chapter 3. Self-awareness, social anxiety, and communication: 3.1. Knowing the terrain; 3.2. Fear, rejection, and anxiety; 3.3. Introversion and extraversion; 3.4. Empathy, self-awareness, and communication; 3.5. The golden and platinum rules; 3.6. Authenticity; Exercises; References
  • Chapter 4. Conversational principles: 4.1. The importance of conversational skills; 4.2. The qualities of a good conversation(alist); 4.3. Conversational style; 4.4. A loose guide to conversational etiquette; 4.5. Grooming and attire; 4.6. Common conversational pitfalls; 4.7. Patience, forgiveness, and judgment; Exercises; References Chapter 5. Conversational skills and applications: 5.1. From theory to practice; 5.2. Starting a conversation; 5.3. Names and address; 5.4. Maintaining a conversation; 5.5. Entering an existing conversation; 5.6. Making a graceful exit; 5.7. Language and conversation; 5.8. Disagreements and bad behavior; 5.9. Improving your skills; Exercises; References
  • Chapter 6. The strength and challenge of diversity: 6.1. Why diversity can be hard, or your brain is lazy; 6.2. The importance of diversity; 6.3. Cultural differences; 6.4. Women, STEM, and networking; 6.5. The negative effects of stereotypes; 6.6. Diversity and sensitivity; 6.7. The culture of science and engineering; Exercises; References
  • Chapter 7. Networking activities for anywhere: 7.1. Networking opportunities abound; 7.2. Volunteering; 7.3. Meetings with colleagues; 7.4. Mentors and mentees; 7.5. Applying for awards and scholarships; 7.6. Writing; 7.7. Public speaking; 7.8. Sharing STEM with non-specialists; 7.9. Organizing and hosting; 7.10. Community building; 7.11. Accidental encounters; 7.12. Following up; Exercises; References Chapter 8. Networking locally: 8.1. In your own backyard; 8.2. Your workplace; 8.3. Professional organizations; 8.4. Local alumni clubs and chapters; 8.5. Science museums and other STEM events; 8.6. Local science fairs; 8.7. Public libraries and community centers; 8.8. Festivals, expos, and trade shows; 8.9. Advocacy; 8.10. Entrepreneurial groups and industry clusters; 8.11. Philanthropic organizations; 8.12. Maker, hobbyist, and social groups; Exercises; References
  • Chapter 9. Networking at conferences: 9.1. The world of networking in a nutshell; 9.2. The importance of advance planning; 9.3. Presentations as networking opportunities; 9.4. Courses and workshops; 9.5. Receptions; 9.6. The exhibition; 9.7. Meeting famous or important people; 9.8. Other opportunities for sustainable conference networking; 9.9. Generating serendipity; 9.10. Following up; Exercises; References
  • Chapter 10. How to network digitally and online: 10.1. The power of digital and online networking; 10.2. Following up with in-person contacts; 10.3. Maintaining existing contacts; 10.4. Creating new contacts online; 10.5. Informational Interviews; 10.6. Making introductions for others; 10.7. The divide between professional and personal (or not); 10.8. Creating your online and social media plan; Exercises; References Chapter 11. Networking platforms: 11.1. Know the playing field; 11.2. Suggestions for basic etiquette and use; 11.3. Platforms; 11.4. Search engine optimization; 11.5. A special note on physical mail; Exercises; References
  • Chapter 12. Networking the job hunt: 12.1. Don't wait to start; 12.2. Planning the change; 12.3. When change is thrust upon you; 12.4. Recruiters; 12.5. How to ask for help from existing contacts; 12.6. The cold email; 12.7. Correspondence and interviews; 12.8. Helping others; Exercises; References; Conclusions
  • Appendix: Suggested reading
  • Index