Training and Courses

Professional development in communications has a great return on investment. Both you and your audience benefit from understanding how to connect with each other.

Clear communication about what you do means more people understand your work. And, they have the information they need to connect with it.

Schedule your training or consultation with Jennifer van Alstyne today.

  • faculty
  • staff
  • researchers
  • undergraduate students
  • graduate students
  • student groups
  • scholarly organizations
  • non-profits
  • writers and writing programs
  • academic departments

My virtual trainings and workshops are “highly engaging” and “fun.”

“I used to hate LinkedIn…until I worked with Jennifer on a consulting call. In a short amount of time Jennifer was able to train me on how to use LinkedIn effectively. I had read a lot of articles about LinkedIn and tried the DIY approach for years, but nothing “clicked” for me and I still avoided the platform.

Somehow, Jennifer was able to explain LinkedIn to me in a way that made sense, was actionable, and actually made me want to dive in and use it more. She was engaging during our call, and I felt comfortable asking her a lot of questions–and she answered them all. Thank you, Jennifer!”

Echo Rivera, PhD

Online courses from Jennifer van Alstyne

Graduate students, faculty, and researchers from 24+ countries around the world have taken my free training: The Internet for Academics: Managing Your Online Presence.

Discover more of my courses:

I offer 1:1 or small group training, and webinars

I offer individual and group training on online image and social media for academics, researchers, and writers.

Let me customize training and workshops for your organization.

  • How to Manage Your Online Presence in Academia
  • Social Media and Academics [general or platform-specific]
  • LinkedIn for Researchers and Academics
  • Personal Academic Websites
  • Building an Audience for your Academic Work
  • Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
  • Social Media for Students: Job Market Edition
  • Your Online Presence on the Job Market

Groups and organizations love how “tailored” and “engaging” my talks are. Whether you need a webinar or workshop, I’m here to help.

Using Instagram to Share Your Research

An invited webinar for the Association for Research in Vision + Opthalmology (ARVO) |
Science Communication Training Fellowship Faculty

This webinar discussed the best practices for using Instagram for scientists. It included a master lesson on using Instagram to promote community and outreach events.

It covered everything from where to find photos, what information to include in the description, and how to update your profiles.

Social Media for Students: Job Market Edition

An invited workshop for the UL Lafayette English Department | for undergraduate Technical Writing Students

This online workshop invites students to consider how and why they use social media through interactive video and beautiful worksheets.

Employers are highly likely to Google you, so students in this workshop learn the importance of checking in, privacy settings, and keeping their profiles up-to-date for the job market.

94% of attendees felt the info in this workshop was ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ clear.

64% would recommend this workshop to a friend or colleague.

“Easy to read and pay attention to!”

“I liked that it has a lot of interaction and it was geared towards students.”

Ready to get started?

Email me at jennifer@theacademicdesigner.com