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Ph.D.s need real data on how potential employers make hiring decisions (essay)

Whichever one I’m working in as a Ph.D. student, I’d like some real data about how to improve my career chances, writes Andrew Jacob Cuff.

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You need to identify internal influencers to accomplish things in academe (essay)

You need to know your internal influencers, and the problem is that they don’t necessarily follow formal reporting structures, titles or positions in higher education, writes Ellen de Graffenreid.

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Advice for how research scientists can best mentor those who work in their labs (essay)

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Adriana Bankston provides advice for how research scientists can positively influence the personal and professional development of the trainees who work in their labs.

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Gap ad raises eyebrows among academics with portrayal of tenure-track fashion

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Response to Gap ad shows perils of attempting to define or monetize academic fashion.

A successful black academic considers the twists and turns of her career (essay)

Terri E. Givens, now a provost, considers the twists and turns of her career, wondering how much her outward success reflects her unseen struggles as a black woman in academe.

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Crafting an effective employee awards system (essay)

It is easy to relegate complaints about employee reward systems to ego or jealousy, writes Michael Bugeja, but such grievances might have merit if those systems are defective.

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How to make the most out of brief immersions in possible careers (essay)

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Short, intense interactions with organizations where you might want to work can provide career insights, but how do you make the most of those experiences? Laura N. Schram shares four best practices.

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A professor deals with student reactions to sexual assault topics in class (essay)

Sexual Assault on Campus

A professor struggles to react after reading a paper that sounds hauntingly like what the person who sexually assaulted her would say.

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The changing careers of student affairs officers (essay)

Although the demands are unforgiving, the career rewards can be great, writes Sheila Murphy.

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Answering that last-minute question that can make or break a job interview (essay)

At some point toward the end of a job interview, you may suddenly understand what people are really hoping to find in a candidate, writes Jesse Strycker.

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