Name: Liz Neeley
Job: Assistant Director of Science Outreach at COMPASS
Source: COMPASS blogs [original post from July 2012]
There is no set path to or specific certification scheme that will prepare you for a career in science communication. This makes networking all the more important. How do you find internships or fellowship opportunities? Ask your network. How do you know if a job posting is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or just too good to be true? Ask your network. How do you build a network? Make a practice of specifically searching for relevant events. Go to them. Introduce yourself to the organizers. Offer to help. Stick around and socialize afterward. Follow up with an email. Rinse and repeat.