Speaking and Workshops

Jennifer van Alstyne smiling on a laptop screen

Book Jennifer van Alstyne for a virtual workshop with your faculty group about

  • online presence for professors
  • social media to share your research and teaching
  • personal websites
  • lab websites

Jennifer is taking on limited speaking engagements until August 2024 while she plans her wedding. She is not available for travel at this time. But don’t hesitate to reach out. Even if she’s not able to speak at your event, Jennifer has recommendations for speakers to share with you.

Schedule a no pressure Zoom call with Jennifer to talk about your workshop.

Who are these professional development talks and workshops for?

  • Professors
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Graduate students
  • Research centers
  • Scholarly associations

Topics Jennifer speaks on

Screenshots from Jennifer's social media workshops. On the desktop screen is a slide about interacting and engaging on Twitter. On the tablet screen are examples of how to introduce yourself on LinkedIn.

Social Media

  • Academic Social Media (e.g. Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Academia.edu)
  • General social media platforms for academics (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
  • Communicating your research on social media
  • Sharing your publications on social media
  • Social media for your job search

Online Presence

  • Writing your academic bio
  • How to manage your online presence for professors
  • Your online presence and the job market
  • Personal websites for academics
  • Lab websites
  • Sharing your talk or conference presentation online

Here’s what people are saying about workshops with Jennifer

“In the workshop “Building Your Academic Social Media Presence”, Jennifer van Alstyne taught members of the Public Management Research Association how to use social media more effectively to promote their research. The workshop was engaging, fun, and interactive.

—Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD, President of the Public Management Research Association
Feedback from a workshop in which 14 people from the workshop say some form of "Thank you!" One person says "That was awesome!" And one person says "well done!" Speaker names for each comment have been blocked out for privacy.

“Jennifer was incredibly insightful into various social media platforms including LinkedIn and Twitter. She even walked our faculty through recommended updates to their own pages! She was flexible, informative, and overall a wonderful presenter.”

—Dorie Campbell, ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development at Northeastern University
Feedback from workshop participants that reads: "Thank you so much! This was great." "Thank you for this! It was very helpful. "You have motivated me to redo my LinkedIn. Thank you!" "Very informative session." "Thank you for coming!" "Can you consult personally on my website development?" "Thank you this was very helpful!" Speaker names for each comment have been blocked out for privacy.

“The workshop was good for students to get an understanding of how social media can be used in their careers. I believe a few wanted the consultation and have taken steps to improve their online presence. I feel that the presentation improved NEWT’s initiative to empower students to share more digital news with the NEWT community. Jennifer is a wonderful presenter online and provides materials to support the lesson.”

—Liz Scroggins, NEWT Engineering Research Center
Workshop feedback from participants that reads "Thank you very much. I enjoyed it." "This was great thank you so much for all the info!" "Thank you Jennifer this was very useful." "Thank you!!" "Very great an informative, thank you." "A round of applause to Jennifer." And 4 other messages of "Thank you." Speaker names have been blocked out for privacy.
Feedback from a websites workshop where the participant said "Thanks a lot for the many useful tips, Jennifer! I'm looking forward to start writing the content (even though there won't be much for now as a student).

Schedule a no pressure Zoom call with Jennifer to talk about workshops and speaking engagements.

Let’s talk

Questions? Email Jennifer van Alstyne at Jennifer@TheAcademicDesigner.com