What is networking?
Networking is a work strategy that consists of creating a network of professional contacts with people who have interests similar to ours; in other words, networking is a new way of saying “meeting new, interesting people” and building a network of professional contacts. This strategy allows you to create synergies and job opportunities with people who have similar aspirations to ours.
Why should I care?
You should care because, among other things, networking might lead to fruitful research collaborations and this are fundamental for research in general and might be for your research career in particular.