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Curating your Online Presence: Assessing Your Goals

Interested in boosting your visibility online? This is the guide to get you started.

Introduction

Why do you want to develop an online presence?  What are your concerns?

Listed below are some goals & issues to consider prior to choosing tools.

Goals to consider

 What are your goals?

  • Achieve tenure or promotion
  • Win grants
  • Receive speaker invitations
  • Increase visibility and/or citations to published work
  • Connect with other experts or potential collaborators
  • Be found as a field expert (by media, editors, grant foundations, museums, etc.)
  • Receive acceptance to graduate school
  • Find an internship
  • Find a post-doctoral scholar position
  • Find a job in academia

Other goals not listed above?

Concerns to consider

What are your concerns?

  • Time  
  • Privacy  
  • Data security  
  • Online harassment
  • Mixing professional and personal life

Anything else?  It's personal!

Questions?

Have questions or need assistance?  Contact us at: gr-faculty_support@wpi.edu