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

Strengthening Your Leadership Skills

Good news: Leadership skills can be learned!

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Navigating Graduate School
Leadership
Transferable Skills

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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Navigating Graduate School

Student Spotlight: Curtis Walker, NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Curtis Walker headshot
A master’s candidate at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Curtis Walker is working to accurately forecast road pavement temperatures, with the goal of developing new technologies to reduce the number of vehicular crashes and fatalities in dangerous driving conditions. Now at home in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, how Curtis came to UNL is a story worth telling.
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Using the Active Voice

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

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Professional Development
Writing

Ace the Academic Job Talk

After sending in your application materials and successfully completing a round or two of interviews, you’ll be invited for an on-campus interview. Most on-campus interviews include a job talk. To be successful in your job talk, preparation is key.
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Career Development
Job Search

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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Teaching

Negotiating Academic Job Offers

You’ve received a job offer from an academic institution—well done! The final step in securing an academic position, like any job, is negotiating the terms of your contract.

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Negotiation Skills
Career Development
Job Search

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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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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Funding
Writing
Dissertation

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