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Learn From Your Elders

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Even if you disagree with their research priorities, older colleagues can help you want find out how things really work, writes Rob Weir.

Writing for Academe: A Series on Dialogue, Mentoring, and Motivation

Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder on finding joy and success in writing for the academy.

The Joyful Professor

You can shift from surviving the life of a faculty member to thriving as one, writes Barbara Spang Minsker.
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Things I Wish I Had Known

Carmen Tejeda-Delgado on what she learned on the road to becoming a tenured faculty member.

From Academe to Wall Street

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Eliza Woolf chats with an English Ph.D. who made a career at an investment firm.

Am I Done Yet?

When should a graduate student go on the market? Fabio Rojas offers suggestions.

Rules for Science Job Talks

Lynda F. Delph offers advice on a crucial test for job candidates.

Friends and Mentors - I

Erin Wunker considers how much academics gain from close ties to senior scholars and to students.

Friends and Mentors - II

It's OK (and for many women it may be necessary) to say that you have enough friends, without your students, writes Heather Zwicker.

What's Holding You Back?

Now that we’re almost halfway into the fall semester, it’s an ideal time to stop and evaluate your progress. I encourage you to do so this week by gently asking yourself several important questions: How is my semester going so far? How much writing have I completed? Have I developed a daily writing routine? How am I progressing towards my semester goals? and How do I feel about my answers to the previous questions? Let me be clear, this is NOT an invitation to beat yourself up!

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