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Academics can provide expertise and perspective in somewhat surprising ways (essay)

Many of us in academe might find that we have important expertise to share in surprising ways, writes Jason D. Seacat.

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Grad departments need to prepare students for careers beyond academe (essay)

Humanities departments need to recognize today’s job market and change the tenure-or-bust attitude that’s still too prevalent on many campuses, writes Marcus Cederström.

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Should graduate students with disabilities disclose them in job interviews? (essays)

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When graduate students are searching for jobs, should they disclose any disabilities they may have? Sue Levine explores the question.

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How being likable influences one's progress in academe (essay)

Without that extra push of likability, and often without senior scholars like us who can mentor us along the way, we have to work harder and smarter to succeed in academe, writes Shannon Craigo-Snell.

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Career lessons higher education can learn from baseball (essay)

Laura Beard offers nine lessons those who work in higher education can learn from baseball.

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How to shine in job interviews (essay)

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Saundra Loffredo offers a four-step process to help you answer those challenging interview questions that require you to draw on previous experiences.

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Women academic leaders and impostor syndrome (essay)

As high-achieving women in academe, we are not impostors, writes Claudine Keenan, but have earned our way -- regardless of the pathways we have followed.

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How to engage students in the classroom (essay)

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Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra provide suggestions for how faculty members can best connect with students in class.

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Advice to grad students for demonstrating career readiness competencies to employers (essay)

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As many grad students approach the end of their academic programs, they realize they’ve forgotten how to talk about their strengths and skills to different types of employers. Joseph Barber provides advice.

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What's nice and not nice about being nice (essay)

Being perceived as nice has perks, writes Melissa Nicolas, but it can create troubling misconceptions about who we are and how we should act.

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