Higher Education Career Advice

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Anxious about landing an academic job after graduation, Shantá R. Robinson ultimately discovered that true “How I Made It” stories involve uncertainties, mishaps and mistakes.

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July 22, 2013
New faculty members are unlikely to find gurus, so it doesn't help them to focus on that classic (if rare) type of mentoring, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
July 19, 2013
Trenda Boyum-Breen offers advice on forging relationships that can help you do your current job or prepare for your next one.
July 17, 2013
For non-faculty careers, you need to describe accomplishments in different ways than you would when seeking a position as professor, write Brenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet.
July 15, 2013
Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes about how senior professors can adopt the right mindset for mentoring, and can make their new colleagues feel welcome.
July 12, 2013
Greg Santore discusses the changing role of the sports CEO and what colleges should be looking for when they hire for the important job.

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