A new seminar at Michigan helped doctoral students explore nonfaculty jobs and helped a professor learn how to teach about them.
A new one-volume history of the American academy should be a must-read for every graduate student — and plenty of more-established Ph.D.s, too.
Nonacademic hiring is very different from what a Ph.D. is used to, and there’s no shame in recognizing that you find it challenging and even infuriating.
Here’s why you should always assume that everyone you meet on a campus visit may have a say in who gets the job.
The goal of a good intro is to orient the audience and offer a confident sense of what’s to come.
All sorts of magical thinking can distort the realities of the tenure-track job hunt.
A Ph.D. starting her first job in the fall wonders how to respond to a flood of professional and personal suggestions.
A Ph.D. who made it to the tenure track after six years as an adjunct describes all that her chair did to help her get there.
Tips for the advice-givers on how to be helpful when your protégé leaves academe to pursue a nonfaculty career.
A job candidate wonders how to decide which of two offers to accept when both have drawbacks.
Leaving my Ph.D. program turned out to be a smarter decision than applying.
The distressingly unsurprising story of what happens when prominent (usually male) dissertation advisers fail to do their job.
No, doing a little outlining or editing during your "writing time" does not count as writing.
And what the decision to leave the professoriate behind says about graduate education.
Academics are silent workaholics — so free to work whenever we want that many of us end up working all the time.