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Blog posts

Quick tips on handy skills and first-hand reflections about communication experiences, from Communication Fellows and community members

Despite the pandemic, many institutions are moving forward with their faculty hiring, and selected candidates are now preparing for their interviews in earnest. If you’re one of those candidates, congratulations on making it to the next round!

“While I’d love for every conference presentation I give to be the highlight of the conference, I should be honest with myself: most attendees won’t remember any details from my talk.”

In grad school, communication is as important to everyday life as it is to career development.

To build up a personal brand and have a presence on social media is becoming a must for people interested in developing a career in academia. It helps researchers stand out and increase the visibility of their work.

Asking for a letter can be an intimidating prospect so we checked in with five NSE professors to learn directly from them what they would consider best practices.

Career Fairs are hard. But what about virtual career fairs? Check out our tips for virtual career fair success here!

Reviews are an important part of the scientific process. And a good way to use your time if you can’t be at the bench. Read our do’s and don’ts for writing a review, here!

The most challenging part of writing happens before you put pen to paper. Developing your story’s framework and identifying your audience informs your scientific approach and guides your writing.

You did a lot of work to get your paper accepted. Now do a little bit more to make sure people know about your paper! Learn some ways that people share their work with the world!

Working on writing a long document. Use our editing checklist when you think you are done to make sure you don’t miss any details!

Takeaways and strategies from four days of faculty panels and application workshops: 1) Rewards and stresses of the job – 2) Getting a faculty job – 3) Getting through the junior faculty years – 4) Preparing your own faculty application

“As one of the organizers of MERE 2019, I had a bird’s-eye view of the poster presentation, the audience, the judging, and our goals.”

“Whether you are new to TOC figures or not, here are some tips for generating TOC graphics to entice and inform!”

Comm Fellows reflect on the importance of effective emails and share tips for interviewing others.

“As scientists and science communicators, we have a duty to clearly and responsibly communicate reliable information about COVID-19 to the general public. Our work has the potential to change people’s understanding, which can change their behavior—which can change the course of the pandemic.” – Eugenia Inda

“It can be difficult to work in teams. Remote teamwork can be even harder. Here are some tips to help you work in a team remotely and have difficult conversations if needed.”

New & updated CommKit articles

Discipline-specific how-to’s and annotated examples, covering both technical and professional communication. For a full directory of all of our CommKit articles, click here.