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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September 9, 2016
If we want college to work for everyone -- especially students on the margins -- we have to advise those who are most vulnerable, writes Wendy M. Christensen.
September 8, 2016
Luck may have played a role in Angela Heetderks’s positive experiences in grad school, but she also managed to cultivate happiness through trial and (a great deal of) error.
September 7, 2016
Faculty members and administrators tend to forget that, for most undergraduates, grad school doesn’t mean a doctorate, writes J. H. Pearl.
September 2, 2016
J. Mark McFadden describes four types of students he often encounters taking his English course: the Conspiracy Theorist, the Schemer, the Veteran and the Dreamer.
September 2, 2016
Latinas/os are racialized in ways that mark us as people of color, writes Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, yet our experience is trivialized as ethnic, not racial.

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