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Sound Networking Up

Tracienne B. Neilsen "No one told me that a career in STEM would require me to be an entrepreneur!”
Addrm: summarizes a discovery commonly made by scientists, engineers, and other pro-

Depamnem “Physics and Asmmomy fessionals. Whether in consulting, industry, or academia, success at all stages

Brigham Young University of your career is expedited as you develop entrepreneurial skills. One of these
Provo‘ Utah 84097 important, lifelong skills is networking. Although some might feel uncomfort-

USA able networking or think that their work should speak for itself, a slight shift in

_ perspective can make networking more palatable and provide opportunities that

Emml: you can get in no other way.

Indeed, consider yourself in the center of a web, connected to others in your

Lauren M. Ronsse field and at your place of employment. You have opportunities to assist those less

Addrm: experienced on the web through mentoring students or early-career colleagues

Durham Sdmoi nfAflhmCmm1 (Bent, 2016; Gee and Popper, 2017). Peer networking is reaching out to those on
Engineering and Cmstmdjon roughly the same level of the web or stage in their career. These connections can
University Of Nebmska_LiM01n provide camaraderie, support, and opportunities for fruitful collaborations start-

ulo Scum Gm] Skeet ing as early as graduate school. However, if you desire to advance your ideas, you

Omaha, Nebraska 68182 need to “network up" by connecting with experts and other influential people. At

USA all levels, expanding your networking web requires making personal connections,

Email: from which lifelong mentoring opportunities and friendships can emerge.

kansseélunledn Examples of networking are provided by the women honored at the Women in

Acoustics Named Luncheons in 2018: Winifred Strange and Patricia (Pat) Kuhl.

T. Christina Zliao Here we highlight their careers and provide concrete ideas for networking up,

Addmm with input from other Acoustical Society of America (ASA) members. We hope

Lnmmm fur Learning 3‘ that these suggestions will increase motivation and help reduce fears as students

Bum Sciences (LLAB5) and young professionals strive to network up.
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 93195 H°"°"°‘ w°"‘°"
USA Spring 2018 Humvee Winifred Strange

Email: Winifred Strange is a pioneer in cross-‘language

zhamE@“W ed“  _. speech perception research and the Lnfluence

' d of linguistic experience and perceptual training
‘. on nonnative speech perception. She com-

'“~ 6 pleted her PhD in Psychology at the University

I _.». of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1972 and then

J.  served as a faculty member at the University

‘- ‘_ _ ix“ of Minnesota, the University of South Florida,

- Tampa, and the City University of New York

Graduate Center. Winifred was elected a Fellow

ofthe ASA in 1992 and served as a member of the Executive Council from 2001

to 2004. In 2008, she received a Silver Medal in Speech Communication for her

contributions to understanding speech perception.
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