By Pamela E. Harris and Abbe Herzig

In addition to sharing our mathematical work, the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) provide a valuable opportunity to network with other mathematicians. Networking allows you to learn about other people and what they are doing, meet them, help them know who you are, and generally share ideas about mathematics, education, the profession, or any other topics that you might want to talk about.

今年,随着JMM的举办,你可能会想知道网络的各种选择,以及如何在这种新的形式中很好地利用它们。当您准备在JMM期间开始一些虚拟网络时,您应该查看这个校正博客中提供的建议Networking Basics for Math Undergrads. 尽管提供的建议是针对现场活动的,但大部分建议仍然是针对虚拟会议的。特别是,对于虚拟网络活动,我们建议如下。


  1. 创建虚拟名片. This can be a google document with a sharable link where you can provide your name and contact information. You can also include where you are in your mathematical journey (Undergraduate/graduate student/on the job market, etc.) and any specific mathematical interests (“interested in algebraic topology”). Bonus points: turn your long sharable link into atiny urlto get a personalized short link with your name on it. Remember to make this document available to the public! You could also share your LinkedIn profile or personal webpage, if you have them.
  2. Have a second document ready so you can keep track of contact information of people you meet, or that they share in a chat.这可能是您保存到桌面上的文档,或者您也可以有一个共享的链接,人们也可以在其中写入他们的联系信息。这将是一个有用的资源给你以后,所以你可以跟进和建立职业关系。
  3. Upload a phototo your AMS profile and also in the Zoom platform, so that when your camera is off a picture of you is still displayed. This will help people remember you.
  4. 更新您的姓名as you would like it to appear and so that people can see it displayed in the Zoom window. Feel free to add your pronouns.
  5. 如果你想认识一个人或一群数学家,看看JMM Virtual Program查看在哪里可以找到它们(JMM程序发布在Mountain Time上)。你也可以参加一些一般性的社交活动,这些活动将在你每天早上收到的计划电子邮件中公布。

While in a networking session:

  1. 打开你的相机,即使只是短暂的. 我们知道每个人的带宽(字面和隐喻)是不同的。所以这可能只是一开始打个招呼,然后解释你的带宽限制并关闭它。如有可能,请按上述第3项中所述展示您的照片。
  2. Introduce yourself. 提前准备一个简短的介绍,并考虑在聊天室中发布虚拟名片、LinkedIn页面或个人网页的链接(见上文第1页)。如果你在休息室或与不同的人交谈,如果你遇到你想联系的人,请随时再次分享。
  3. An online gathering is different from an in-person one in several ways. Online, if you do not show yourself or说话,其他人可能不知道你在那里。想办法让大家知道你的存在——发表评论,提出问题。不知道该问什么?试试“你能告诉我更多吗?或者“我怎样才能找到更多的信息?”?或者“你能推荐一些我可以阅读的东西来了解更多的信息吗?”?”
  4. 走出你的舒适区. 你不必和每个人都交谈,也不必参与每一次谈话。提前准备一些问题或评论会有帮助。大多数人喜欢谈论他们自己的工作,所以一个关于他们研究的问题可以很好地打破僵局。
  5. Stay in contactwith the individual after the conference. A simple email the day after, where you remind them of your name, institution, and the topic of your conversation, can go a long way in building a new professional relationship. Asking a question about their work in the email can keep the conversation going.

You will find other helpful ideas at these posts from the eMentoring blogs:

您将有机会通过参加校订网络和AMS教育部的非正式网络会议来使用这些技能为更好的指导建立网络Friday, January 8th from 12:00-1:00 pm Mountain Time. This informal discussion will address questions like: What is mentoring? Who is a mentor? What can students expect from a mentor? Can good mentoring practices be taught? How do people find mentors? How can we adapt our mentoring to be better advocates for those most marginalized within the mathematical sciences? What lessons have we learned about mentoring in the past year, especially with the move to virtual platforms? These and other questions like these will guide our session, whose goal is to network for better mentoring.

任何注册JMM的人都可以加入为更好的指导建立网络通过JMM Virtual Program.


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