Career Advice

Meet Your Bodyguard

If you aren't making the progress you want, it's time to confront the issues that are holding you back, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Why Aren't You Writing?

Last month, I was contacted by a faculty member I had met several years ago at a conference (I’ll call her Claire). Our conversation began like many I’ve had recently, with tears in response to a negative and critical annual review. Claire is a brilliant social scientist, incredibly hard-working, and passionately committed to her scholarship, her institution and her students. While Claire is an award-winning teacher, and far exceeded her college’s service expectations, her publication record was significantly below her department’s standards.

Your Career on One Page

Developing a concise plan for your professional life -- the equivalent of a personal business plan -- can help you plot your next moves, or help you realize you're in a good place, says Jessica Quillin.

My First Year

Stephanie M. Foote considers lessons she's learned since finishing grad school.

Lessons From Loss

The deaths of her mother and a close colleague leave Terri E. Givens reflecting on mourning and on life choices.

Lower Your Standards

Unrealistic expectations can block progress, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Using Library Experts Wisely

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Forget the usual orientation programs, writes Rob Weir. You gain more by making a librarian an integral part of your course.

Writing IS Thinking

A narrow definition of writing may keep you from making progress, writes, Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Summer Schemes

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Eliza Woolf offers advice on strategy and perspective.

5 Marketing Questions

When a president interviews a potential chief marketing officer, Elizabeth Scarborough writes, there are questions the candidate needs to ask.

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