University of Bath

Social media for careers

Learn how to effectively connect with like minded researchers and potential employers via social media.

16 Mar 201812.15pm
to
16 Mar 20182.05pm
Free

About the course

Social media – isn’t that wasting time on Facebook and Instagram?

Well yes, certainly that is one way to use social media. But as with so many things, if you use the right tools for the right job, social media can increase your impact, extend your reach and get you answers to tricky questions. It can connect you with likeminded researchers or potential employers.

This hands-on session will take you through some commonly used social media tools and how they can be used to further your career. We’ll also look at how to choose the right tools for the job, how to stop you ‘wasting time’, and how to build connections useful for your career. It’s suitable for researchers from all disciplines, and for all career paths including academia.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • learned which social media tools are commonly used by researchers and for what purposes

  • considered which of these tools you wish to use and to what extent

  • tips and strategies for effective profile creation and social media usage

  • developed an action plan for your career-related social media usage

Book a place

Please note - if you book a place you are required to attend the whole of the session. If you are unable to commit to this, please cancel your place in plenty of time and let another student attend. Please arrive promptly to the session and remember to sign the attendance sheet.