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Tips for clear and professional electronic communication on the job (opinion)

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Natalie Lundsteen offers some basic tips to help you have clear and confident electronic communication.

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The costs for minorities of performing service work in academe (opinion)

A Ph.D. candidate describes the costs of doing service as a graduate student of color.

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The value of midlife doctoral programs for underrepresented minority students (opinion)

How do students evaluate the return on investment of pursuing a doctoral degree later in life? Gary A. Berg provides some answers.

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Helping students identify connections in their college education (opinion)

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We should help students make sense of not only the subject matter of our particular class but also how all their curricular and co-curricular activities fit together, writes Laura L. Behling.

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Ways to build a career and life beyond the Ph.D. (opinion)

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Laura N. Schram shares three valuable ways of thinking about how to thrive beyond the Ph.D.

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The tension for black scholars between who they used to be and who they've become (opinion)

Black scholars experience an ever-present tension between who we used to be and who we have become, writes Robert L. Reece.

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How to write an effective diversity statement as a job candidate (opinion)

The first step is to understand why it matters and why you, as a job candidate, are being asked to write one, advises Victoria Reyes.

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Academics must transcend the inclination toward autonomy and engage more in service projects (opinion)

Our institutions and higher education in general will suffer if we fail to recognize our common enterprise and transcend our inclination toward autonomy, argues Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt.

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Advice on video job interviews (opinion)

While a video format -- such as Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts and the like -- can make the job-interview process convenient for both the candidate and search committee members, candidates should carefully consider certain aspects of it, writes Ramon B. Goings.

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A description of various campus resources that offer career support (opinion)

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Katharyn L. Stober describes some helpful resources on your campus that you may be overlooking.

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