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Science  18 Sep 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6254, pp. 1293
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad0594

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Summary

The success of any scientist or engineer is the result not only of hard work and technical excellence, but also of a combination of creativity, problem-solvingabilities, and, perhaps mostimportant, interactions with other people. In Networking for Nerds, Alaina G. Levine offers advice on how to define, maintain, advance, and communicate your "brand"—what makes you unique and valuable as a scientist— to potential employers and collaborators.