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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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How to create an effective mentoring program on your campus (essay)

Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests six questions to ask yourself in order to create a lean and workable program.

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Why you should use football tailgating to find a job (essay)

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Katharyn L. Stober describes how and why you should use tailgating and football lingo in your job search.

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How academe can make someone conservative (essay)

A.W. Strouse tells a cautionary tale about how academe turned him into a gay conservative.

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Advice for those who aren't on the tenure track (essay)

Gina Brandolino explores four common misconceptions about non-tenure-track jobs.

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Identifying and understanding classroom incivility (essay)

Understanding what constitutes classroom incivility can help faculty members minimize its dangers while maximizing the teaching and learning opportunities it presents, advises Courtney N. Wright.

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Helping international students deal with work authorization problems (essay)

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Alfreda James describes the challenges of dealing with the questions and behaviors of a generation without a legal or welcoming home.

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Simple advice for getting a job in academe (essay)

Anxious about landing an academic job after graduation, Shantá R. Robinson ultimately discovered that true “How I Made It” stories involve uncertainties, mishaps and mistakes.

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Supporting politically engaged faculty who are stretched thin (essay)

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Many activist professors are stretched thin from attending protests, leading campus conversations, helping students while also processing their own emotions and dealing with the general weight of the current political moment. Kerry Ann Rockquemore gives advice on how to support such colleagues on your campus.

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