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Tips: scientists / scholars

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COMMUNICATION
Written, oral and presentation skills.
The only way to get ahead!
Includes: email, discussions, interviews, Q&A at conferences and seminars
ENGLISH!
It is only a skill – you can learn it!
Polish it up!
Train your neural networks from constant reading

PERSUASION
Believe in yourself and what you have done
However, learn to convince your reviewers tactfully!
The art of suggestion is important here
The ability to handle hostile reviewers/audience/fellow scientists is critical to progress in your career
If you cannot beat them, join them ; collaborate instead of confront

PLAN
Make a roadmap of where you want to be:
3 years from now
5 years from now
Longer term….
Plan and organize your life:
PhD
Career
Life
Most quests can be “projects”

PROMPTNESS
Deliver your results on time!
Timelines….
Critical, essential, routine are useful labels
Review these regularly
Make the time: after it all Einstein said that it is relative and can be stretched

INITIATIVE
Be a pioneer!
Try novel approaches
Be curious
DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED
Discover new paths (algorithms), new maps (workflows), new places (new data/associations),….
When you get there, there is always another mountain to climb…

Ref:
(1) mentor SR of mentor VT

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Written by blueroselady

June 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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