August 9, 2019, by Lisa Chin

Professional Networking for Researchers

This post is written by Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager.

We conducted our Researcher Workshop Series throughout the month of July 2019. This series of workshops cover topics that have been highlighted by early career researchers as areas where they would like more advice and practice-sharing opportunities.

On 9 July 2019, Professor Dominic Foo conducted the Professional Networking for Researchers workshop. This workshop highlighted the benefits and importance of networking. Professor Foo reiterated the importance of “networking” in academia as to the layman, it may seem as if networking is only important in the corporate world.

Throughout the 2-hour workshop, Professor Foo shared his personal experience of starting his network to how he manages his collaborative work. In addition, he also shared success stories as well as provided tips and techniques to establish and maintain network for collaborative outreach, locally and internationally. Professor Foo also outlined aspects of an academic career that one needs to develop, as part of one’s continuous researcher development.

Participants found the session very informative and beneficial. Below are some quotes from participants on the best learning experience they gained from attending the workshop:

  • Inspiring stories from the expert

  • Sharing of personal experience

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