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Advice to a white professor about mentoring scholars of color (essay)

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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.

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Determining whether and when an internship is needed for career advancement (essay)

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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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Advice for new presidents on their transition (essay)

By the time a new president greets the faculty or grants the first media interview, he or she has probably experienced professional and personal upheaval. Scott D. Miller offers advice for ways to make it all go smoother.

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Strategies to combat pessimism (essay)

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Talking about our professional problems to a point where our peers and colleagues may perceive us as pessimistic can be damaging not just to our mental health but also to our career prospects, writes Thomas Magaldi.

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How to use email more effectively (essay)

In order for email to have less control over your life, you need to start to take control of it, argues Tanya Golash-Boza.

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Most mentoring today is based on an outdated model (essay)

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Most mentor matches don't work, argues Kerry Ann Rockquemore, because they are based on a fundamentally flawed and outdated model.

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Ensuring you make a good first impression as a job seeker (essay)

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The impression you give when you first meet people can make or break your career opportunities. Saundra Loffredo provides tips for ensuring the former.

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Common mistakes academic job seekers make (essay)

What are the things academic job seekers definitely should not do? Melissa Dennihy provides a list.

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Tips for managing controversies that result from research (essay)

What should you do if your research lands you in controversy? M. V. Lee Badgett offers advice.

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Grad students should think like entrepreneurs about their careers (essay)

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Grad students need to apply to their career preparation the same entrepreneurial spirit they apply to their academic research, argues James M. Van Wyck.

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