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Posted: Mar 27, 2017

University of Illinois at Chicago can't often claim bragging rights over its bigger sibling downstate, certainly not when it comes to tech. But...

Posted: Mar 16, 2017

The Trump administration today unveiled its "America First" budget -- a plan that would make deep cuts to some student aid programs and...

Posted: Mar 13, 2017

Pallavi Eswara raises the most important ones -- and also provides some answers.

Posted: Mar 08, 2017

Just about everyone is trying to cope with new circumstances and environments, writes Victoria Reyes, who provides some helpful advice.

Posted: Feb 27, 2017

Never again after graduate school will you have access to so many free, high-quality career development services, writes Melissa Dalgleish, who...

Posted: Feb 24, 2017

 David N. Figlio and Morton Schapiro share the results of a study in which they examined what, if any, link exists between the two.

Posted: Feb 24, 2017

Dealing with both pregnancy and a Ph.D. were challenge enough, writes Whitney N. Laster Pirtle, without the unexpected additional burdens that she...

Posted: Feb 23, 2017

A bad abstract won’t by itself cause journal editors to reject a scholarly article, but it does incline them toward an initial negative answer,...

Posted: Jan 23, 2017

Determining what your skills are, what you enjoy doing and what is important to you is fundamental to career development, writes Natalie Lundsteen...

Posted: Jan 18, 2017

Christina Berchini provides tips for embarking on the job market for the first time.

Posted: Jan 13, 2017

Whatever your goals are, keeping careful track of your work can help you stay focused on them, writes Shannon Craigo-Snell.

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

Want to be a leading scientist? You’ll need perseverance, perfectionism, curiosity and openness to new experiences, according to research....

Posted: Jan 09, 2017

Students and postdocs should not be wary of asking for help from professionals in their network, argues Thomas Magaldi, as they provide those...

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

As we in the humanities defend ourselves, we should not engage in the corollary of denouncing the sciences as unimportant.

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

As you look for a job, you should be just as mindful about how you aren’t finding one as about every other aspect of your search, argues Heather...

Posted: Dec 12, 2016

In a job search, some unsolicited requests for information over email are much more effective than others. Robert D. Pearson gives advice on how...

Posted: Dec 09, 2016

It’s difficult to offer general advice on the adviser-advisee relationship because it varies so much — by discipline, professor, student, or...

Posted: Dec 09, 2016

American universities awarded a record number of doctorates in 2015 -- although the rate of growth in the number of Ph.D. recipients continued a...

Posted: Dec 08, 2016

To stand out, a cover letter must be outstanding: smart, engaging, concrete, detailed and polished to perfection. Melissa Dennihy gives pointers...

Posted: Dec 02, 2016

Shannon Craigo-Snell suggests ways that scholars, especially marginalized ones, can solicit strong letters of recommendation.

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