Professional Development

Learn to Think Like an Entrepreneur

A young entrepreneur selling lemonade on a hot day
A young entrepreneur" by rachaelvoorhees

If someone were to ask you to describe an entrepreneur, you’d probably think of someone in a suit making high-stakes deals, or a tech guru in Silicon Valley developing the latest app and getting it out on the street.

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Leadership
Professional Development
Transferable Skills

Making the Most of Your Teaching Evaluations

It’s the end of the semester, and you’re wrapping up the class you’re TAing. Just a few more classes, and your students will hand in their final assignments and take their final exam.

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Professional Development
Teaching

Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language

William Strunk and E.B. White promote the use of specific, definite, and concrete language over the general, vague, and abstract. Academic prose doesn’t need to be general, vague, or abstract. With a little practice and a good editorial eye, you can engage your reader with added detail.
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Professional Development
Writing

Developing Mentoring Relationships That Last

An effective mentoring relationship passes through phases of development. Early on, your mentor will recognize your unique qualities and your need for special coaching.

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Navigating Graduate School
Mentoring
Professional Development

Presenting a Research Poster

a student presenting his research poster

You’ve been working hard on your research these last few semesters. The data has been collected, sorted, and analyzed. So what do you do with the findings?

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Professional Development
Research
Navigating Graduate School

Preparing Fellowship Applications: A Step-by-Step Guide

A major fellowship can be a critical funding resource, especially if your research requires money for travel, equipment or supplies, and time to collect data and write. Applying for competitive fellowships takes time, energy, and organization. This article will help you get started.
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Professional Development
Navigating Graduate School

Using the Active Voice

In scholarly writing, the scholar often disappears behind the words.

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Professional Development
Writing

Asking Good Questions: Socratic Method in the Classroom

To get students thinking critically about material, lecturing to students who remain passive recipients of knowledge won’t work. Students must be engaged and grapple with questions in order to think critically.
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Professional Development
Teaching

Best Practices for Collaborating on Research

Across the disciplines, collaboration and interdisciplinary work is growing. As teamwork in scholarship increases, it’s important to establish good practices for collaboration.
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Good Practices
Navigating Graduate School
Professional Development
Research

Funding Your Dissertation

Whether you’re looking for a few extra dollars to fund research or a larger fellowship that will pay for a year or two of focused work on your dissertation, a research grant can be just the ticket for finishing your dissertation and launching your

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Professional Development
Funding
Writing
Dissertation

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