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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.

Posted: Dec 01, 2016

Students should be encouraged to think in terms of hypotheses rather than theses, and research questions or problems rather than their putative...

Posted: Nov 30, 2016

In a report released on Wednesday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said the federal government would forgive at least $108 billion of...

Posted: Nov 18, 2016

The University of Illinois System is ready to sacrifice future flexibility in order to end fiscal uncertainty that has persisted as a state budget...

Posted: Nov 17, 2016

Thirty-eight percent of master’s degree students and 36 percent of doctoral students worry about their ability to meet monthly...

Posted: Nov 03, 2016

UIC graduate student Jenny Guadamuz is one of 40 doctoral students from across the nation selected to explore how a more equitable U.S. health...

Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Is it acceptable to be our “authentic selves” in a job search? Paula Di Rita Wishart gives some advice.

Posted: Sep 19, 2016

It's about building relationships, writes Gaia Vasiliver-Shamis, and as such, you should do it all the time and be in it for the long run.

Posted: Aug 25, 2016

Newly republished in its fifth edition, this handbook is still guiding Ph.D.s on the market

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