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Dr. Mary-Rose Hoja explains the art of professional mingling

The Internet is great for networkers, but physical meetings and interactions are actually better. Dr. Mary-Rose Hoja has solid experience in helping science and tech people position and promote themselves. Here she gives some of her best advice. This…

First Crastina IRL Unconference in Leuven, Belgium, June 27–28 2016

On June 27–28, the networking project Crastina goes live for the first time! The First Crastina IRL Unconference brings together 16 exceptionally talented and friendly people of different ages in beautiful Leuven, one of the classic university…

Communicating Cannabis science in a women's professional network

Science communication, Cannabis and feminism. These three seemingly unrelated phenomena are joined together by Dr. Daniela Vergara, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a director of the Agricultural Genomics…

How social platforms like AcademicLabs can make it easier to find the right research partners and aim high

The Belgian start-up AcademicLabs (www.academiclabs.co/#/) is the world's first research lab matchmaking platform. Here, one of the founders Arne Smolders explains why scientists need to use this platform. Have you ever had the feeling that you…

Photo on your CV or not? – the complete guide

Should you include your photo on your CV or not? This guide is a follow-up to The Crastina Column of March 2016, “The CV controversy: maybe you are asking the wrong question?”.