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Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and communications consultant. She founded The Academic Designer, LLC to help professors, researchers, and graduate students manage their online presence. Jennifer’s goal is to help people share their work with the world.

Check out her personal site at https://jennifervanalstyne
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New to Social Media? Find Your Scholarly Network with These Tips

People tell you to join Twitter for the conversation, or connect on Facebook. Once you get there, what's the best way to ensure you have a good time?

Social media is a two-way street. It's important that you follow the right people to have a curated feed.

By following the right people, you take control of the types of content you are regularly exposed to. This is true for every platform.

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Gift Guide for Grad Students 2020

Graduate students need the holiday season to relax. It's important to practice self-care, and spend time with friends and family. But what do you buy them?

You want your grad student to have the gift they need this holiday season. You know them well, but do you know what they need for their grad school life?

My gift guide is here to help.

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