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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: 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

Posted: Aug 23, 2016

Besides understanding whether a postdoc is required for your intended career field, you need to think about the financial implications as well as...

Posted: Aug 23, 2016

About 432,000 borrowers have submitted employment forms demonstrating they would qualify for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program...

Posted: Aug 22, 2016

Much of the conversation about career exploration focuses on the importance of identifying our skills, but we often don’t take the time to think...

Posted: Aug 15, 2016

For graduate students, the academic job market requires you to develop a coherent public profile that isn’t inscrutable to the people you’d like...

Posted: Aug 08, 2016

They are not synonymous, especially in the career arena, writes Michael A. Matrone, and you should not allow greed to damage good relations...

Posted: Aug 03, 2016

Kerry Ann Rockquemore gives advice for getting past the three biggest obstacles to completion.

Posted: Aug 01, 2016

To do that, you have to have a product worth selling and know how to sell it to a particular segment of customers, advises Joseph Barber.

Posted: Jul 28, 2016

Keysha Whitaker highlights four pieces of advice she now wishes she’d had.

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. on Wednesday announced new guidelines that aim to provide more transparent information for borrowers and...

Posted: Jul 18, 2016

Saundra Loffredo recommends step-by-step preparation for successful job interviews.