Learn the basics of managing your online presence in academia

Welcome to The Internet for Academics where you'll learn

  • what an online presence is
  • how to start managing yours
  • the benefits of people being able to find a bit about you

This FREE training walk you through the 1st steps.

Join grad students, faculty, and scientists from 32+ countries including

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United States
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland

Participants rate this course 4.4 out of 5 stars

Manage your online presence worksheet from The Internet for Academics

Here's what people are saying about the training

How clear did you find this training?

54% say they found this training Very Clear

45% say they found this training Extremely Clear


"Straight to the point and insightful content."

"This course made it clear the most essential aspects of a personal website and social media to get started with to build and academic brand. This is a great way to begin and I know that Jennifer is an expert we can check-in with and hire for extra support."

"This course is getting me moving in the right direction. I definitely feel more confident in my ability to navigate social media and I vastly improved my profiles. I am looking forward to seeing the outcome of my changes!"

"I was pretty familiar with most of the types of networks. I do think I'm going to make a central website though. Thanks!"

"Jennifer provided effective practices for working with social media as an academic attempting to communicate their research to a broader, public audience."

Who is this course for?

You should join this course if you're a

  • professor
  • researcher
  • scientist
  • graduate student
  • postdoctoral researcher
  • independent scholar

This training is designed to take you through the 1st steps. We'll talk about things like

  • social media
  • personal websites / online portfolios
  • networking

For those interested in my paid courses with in-depth training on social media and websites, I recommend you start here!

I'm Jennifer van Alstyne, watch my welcome video

I'm Jennifer van Alstyne (@HigherEdPR). I work with faculty, researchers, and scholarly organizations to share how and what they do effectively through my company, The Academic Designer LLC.


Check out The Social Academic blog/podcast

Each month, The Social Academic publishes advice and interviews about managing your online presence. Read The Social Academic blog.

New in 2020: We're now releasing video content on YouTube!