How to Develop an Academic Support Network
This eBook is designed to give you an overview of why an Academic Support Network is important, who the members of your network might be, and what their roles are. This eBook covers the following topics:
- Why You Need an Academic Support Network
- What Are the Essential Roles in an Academic Support Network
- How to Identify the Members of Your Academic Support Network
- How to Plan and Build Your Academic Support Network
- How to “Make the Ask”
Gathering your network together is a long-term goal. It takes time and it happens over the course of your career. You will want to have, and you will have, an ever-expanding network that will change over time as your needs change. Who populates your network and how these people are part of your life may shift depending on your career stage and the choices you make over time.