Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

Six lessons I have learned helping others with social media: Time – It takes time to build your social media muscle. There’s no substitute for hours on the platform. There’s no substitute for being on the platform for many years. Know your audience – Knowing who you want as a follower as well as who […]

Writing Your Thesis in 15 Weeks or Less Workshop

Although most people will recommend that you write your thesis as you go. Although most people will discourage you from leaving writing until the end. The reality is, most people leave the majority of their writing to the end of their PhD. In this workshop we covered a plan to get it all written in […]

Four Tips for Working with Industry as an Academic

The problem most academics have working with industry is that they assume industry is like them. So here are 4 tips to help you work with industry: (1) Remove your prejudice; (2) Understand their motivations; (3) Know their financial schedule; and (4) Time is precious Transcript: Four tips for working with industry. Number 1, remove […]

If I Leave Academia – Should I Retrain and What Matters to Industry?

What questions do you have about looking for work? I’ve listed a few here. But if you’ve got others I’d love to know. Maybe I can answer? Or the crowd that is social media can? Transcript: At this point in time, you might be thinking, “I’d like to leave academia.”. Probably because the job market […]

Eight Questions and Answers on Leaving Academia

Thinking about leaving academia? Here are 8 common questions and my answers. As with most things career related, there’s no right or wrong. There’s what you might like, and what you might not like. And, the only way you’ll know is by giving it a go. So, go on, give IT a go – whatever […]

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

There are all kinds of ways to write a thesis. And thus, there are all kinds of mistakes you can make in the process. Here are some that I have seen: • Starting too early • Starting too late • Not involving your supervisor • Poor backups • Delayed referencing • Not using a reference […]