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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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The difficulties of being a minority in higher ed grow when one forces relationships (essay)

Being a minority of any kind in academe can be difficult, writes Manya Whitaker. But you can be much happier if you don't force relationships with people whom you are not naturally inclined to befriend.

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How to follow up with underrepresented faculty who decide to leave your institution (essay)

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If you want to know why underrepresented faculty members decide to leave your department, ask them, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Career development changes for grad students in social sciences (essay)

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Career development requires energy and flexibility in a fluid job market, writes Alfreda James, and graduate students now have many more sources and accessible options for advice related to it.

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Recommended books that give career advice for Ph.D.s (essay)

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Natalie Lundsteen shares a shortlist of standout books providing valuable guidance to Ph.D.s engaged in a career search.

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The introduction of a new career column, 'Conditionally Accepted' (essay)

Eric Anthony Grollman introduces a new career advice column.

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Test yourself on whether you should retire (essay)

Should you retire sometime in 2016? Gordon Hammerle has developed a quiz to help you determine the answer -- or to at least get a chuckle.

 

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How Ph.D.s can discuss with family and friends what they do (essay)

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Joseph Barber advises on how to discuss with family and friends over the holidays what exactly it is you do as a Ph.D. student or postdoc.

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Helping Ph.D.s to prepare for diverse careers (essay)

We have to get rid of the false dichotomy that you need one set of skills if you are going into the academy and another if you are going somewhere else, says Sian L. Beilock.

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How to help a family member or friend complete their first scholarly book (essay)

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Afraid to ask a friend or loved one how their book is coming along? Kerry Ann Rockquemore gives advice on what you should do instead.

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