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When it's time for a job search, Ph.D. candidates need to drop these behaviors, writes Karen Kelsky.

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September 14, 2011
I’m not sure that I would have graduated from high school if it hadn't been for wrestling and lacrosse. During high school, where I performed very poorly academically, I wanted to enter our county's vocational education program and get a welding certificate. However, students had to be bussed to the county's vocational training center, and the buses returned too late in the day for vocational students to participate in athletics. Because I was literally in love with sport, I remained enrolled in "college prep" classes.
September 12, 2011
Karen Kelsky explores what the culmination of your graduate education does and doesn't do for you in a first job search.
September 9, 2011
Outside the perimeter of life’s expected stresses lies the potential for traumatic stress. Maria Shine Stewart reflects as an anniversary approaches.
September 7, 2011
Rob Weir suggests ways to avoid panic and confusion as you launch your career at a new institution.
September 2, 2011
Publishing one's own work is essential in most academic areas. While some fields continue to put a lot of weight on books, writing journal articles is important in an increasing number of areas. The logistics of journal submission are not obvious. Nonetheless they are yet another aspect of academic professionalization that seems to go unaddressed in many graduate programs. In this piece I cover how you go about picking an appropriate journal for your paper and how you prepare it for submission.

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