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Job interviews at the annual Modern Language Association convention contribute to a system that leads to graduate students' impoverishment, argues MLA head Paula M. Krebs.

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February 24, 2016
The shift from a subordinate learner as a grad student to a would-be peer on the job market is one of the most predictable traumas in an academic's life, inducing professional and emotional distress in almost everyone who encounters it, writes Tim Cassedy.
February 22, 2016
A job interview is a conversation, writes Jake Livengood, and to engage in it effectively, you must be a good listener.
February 19, 2016
If our research never gets out of the ivory tower, then who is it helping, asks Jackson Wright Shultz.
February 17, 2016
You don’t need to be a person of color to mentor a colleague of color, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, but you do need to rethink what it means to be a mentor.
February 15, 2016
While people typically view an internship as the only or best way to explore a career, you should think twice before you jump into one, warns Paula Di Rita Wishart.

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