Workshop 3: Virtual Networking for Nerds: How to Network and Find Collaborators From Afar

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Virtual Networking for Nerds: How to Network and Find Collaborators From Afar 

Networking is the most honorable and valuable endeavor in which you can engage because it is built on a spirit of generosity. At its core, networking is all about crafting win-win alliances where both parties provide value. You may think that “networking” can only take place in person, but this is a myth! In fact, most networking takes place from afar, and in some cases, the individuals may never even meet in person. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators and building mutually beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe (and perhaps on some exoplanets too!). We will utilize various methods to find and reach out to people, and start and nurture those critical conversations which can birth amazing collabs! Let’s network!


Alaina G. Levine
Author, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015)
Columnist, Your Unicorn Career, ScienceCareers/Science Magazine
President, Quantum Success Solutions

Speaker Bio:

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, professional speaker, TEDx speaker, science journalist & corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named a Top 5 Book of 2015 by Physics Today. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she is a prolific speaker & writer on career development & professional advancement for engineers & scientists. She has delivered over 750 webinars & speeches for clients in the US, EU, Mexico, Canada, Africa, & Asia (including over 100 gigs in 2020), & has written over 425 articles in publications like Science, Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, & Smithsonian. She also writes “Your Unicorn Career”, a careers column for ScienceCareers about finding your professional bliss. Levine authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development & entrepreneurship, is a consultant, speaker, & writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, & served as the event manager for an international conference on photonics. As a career coach and consultant, she has helped 1000s of clients in diverse fields, professions, industries, and regions create and land their own Unicorn Career. She holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics & anthropology & a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona, & studied at the American University in Cairo as a US Department of Defense Boren Fellow.