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Graduate students need to recruit advisers who genuinely care about their goals, particularly when it comes to careers, writes James M. Van Wyck.

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March 11, 2011
Alain-Philippe Durand offers advice on your crucial introductions to search committees.
March 9, 2011
We tell them, but do we show them how? I’m talking about the academic sources we implore undergraduates to consult. We toss out the word "journal" so often that we could fill one with our own references. We get histrionic about the need for "credible sources," only to read papers culled from search sources that don’t show up on Google Scholar. We rail about the need to consult "experts," but plod through papers with thoughts purloined from pop culture icons and bloggers whose rants are better-developed than their command of fact. We get frustrated.
March 7, 2011
Eliza Woolf interviews a woman who gave up tenure to focus on a career path outside academe.
March 4, 2011
C.K. Gunsalus offers advice to an employee whose supervisors comment regularly on her appearance.
March 2, 2011
Eric Baer shares another round of questions -- touching on student populations and potentially challenging situations -- asked of those seeking to teach at community colleges.

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