Making Connections : Networking in TCD
Creating opportunities for women in SET in College to connect with one another and with other SET researchers within TCD and elsewhere is a core facet of WiSER’s vision. We work to bring together the vibrant and active community of women researchers in Trinity and offer a focal point where they can connect with us and with one another.
Our networking forums
All of our seminars are designed to create networking opportunities as well as presenting information on selected topics. Visit our seminars page to see what we have planned and get involved.
- Linkedin Network
As well as face-to-face networking, we have set up an online WiSER group at LinkedIn, the professional networking website. Click here to join and connect with other women and expand your network.
The Springboard personal & professional development programme for women, run by WiSER, not only offers a chance to network with other women in College, it also focuses on building networking skills.
Who should join WiSER’s network?
Anyone who wants to meet other people, share ideas, information and experiences, connect with colleagues and maybe make some new friends. We hope you’ll even have a bit of fun while doing it.
If you work in a Department where you are one of a small number of women, or perhaps the only woman at your particular career stage, becoming an active part of the WiSER network may be especially useful. Discussing things that impact on you as a woman in SET with other women who know what you’re talking about might shed new light on your own experiences, or give you an insight from someone who has been through the same thing and can offer advice. Depending on what you want to get out of it, you might become part of a support system, or discover a like-minded person for a potential collaboration.
Hear what others have to say
If you’re wondering what women who have gotten involved with WiSER activities say about how it’s impacted on their network, read these quotes from Springboard graduates:
“Great opportunity to meet people and discover your common situation… Convinced me that networking can be a positive enjoyable experience.”
“A wonderful opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Helped me feel less isolated as a researcher. [I received] valued help and guidance”
“[Benefits included] meeting other women – come out of isolation, get information, hear interesting things”
“Excellent way to make contacts”