Social Media & Grad Students

Why should grad students use Social Media?

Here are 5 reasons why graduate students need social media:

  1. Connect with others
  2. Make research accessible
  3. Mobilize your research
  4. Make yourself the expert
  5. Alternative- or post-academic careers

These five reasons are expanded upon in the article this is excerpted from: From Ph.D. to Life in University Affairs. The author shares some good reasons and good ideas. I like the idea of doing a one minute summation of research/thesis on video – put on YouTube. I might do that and post on my main blog. Chack out the entire post at the link above.


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