Monthly Archives: March 2015

PhD + 1 Is a Must For Those Seeking Tenure-Track Positions

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences posted a brightly-colored graphic that belies the bad news it illustrates in, “Danger Signs for the Academic Job Market in the Humanities?” It tells us what we already know: it’s harder and harder … Continue reading

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Craft a Professional Digital Identity

If you’re a college student, you were probably born into a world in which personal computers and Google searches were the norm. You probably don’t remember a time before smartphones.  This makes you a “digital native.” Because of this status as … Continue reading

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Change the Way You Think and Behave

Why is it so hard to change the way we think and behave? Everyone–school kids, college students, professionals, faculty–has trouble with this: changing the way we think and do things. It’s as if our brains cannot reframe things even when … Continue reading

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Academic Writers: Push Through the Crazy to Publish Your Work

Last week, I had a fascinating conversation with a professor who shared her experience as a junior faculty member.  She was a bit of hot shot, getting accepted at some of the best conferences in her field. Her assigned “mentor” … Continue reading

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Networking Is Not Asking for a Favor!

I stumbled onto this cringe-worthy scene again last week: Younger person and older person sitting across from each other in Starbucks. Younger one looks simultaneously bored and obsequious—fake enthusiastic smile plastered her face, lots of nodding, and agreeing and saying, … Continue reading

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