There are very few individuals in academia whom go their entire career without forming collaborations. These partnerships can develop for a variety of reasons. For some, it can happen out of necessity due to unwieldy research that requires more than one individual. For others, the alliance can form through mutual interest in a given topic. Others might aim to work with as many people as possible simply to maximize their output. Lastly, collaborations can emerge through non-academic reasons such as friendship or other bonding experiences.