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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Professional Development
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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Navigating Graduate School
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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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

Preparing for Your Future Career

You may be in your second or third year of graduate school, and chances are good that you’re already setting long-term goals. Career-wise, you know where you want to be in ten years. But how do you get there?

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Career Development
Networking
Transferable Skills

Graduate Students as Stewards of the Discipline

When you think of a steward, you might imagine someone in a manor who ensures the household runs smoothly, the tenants are cared for, and the buildings are kept in good repair with an eye toward preserving the enterprise for generations to come.

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Navigating Graduate School
Academic Integrity
Research
Good Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking

Every student within a discipline needs to learn facts and acquire basic knowledge in introductory classes. Students make flashcards, memorize terms, and gain a basic understanding of the subject.

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Professional Development
Teaching

Working Effectively with Faculty and Colleagues

Success in graduate school, whether in course work, research, or teaching does not happen in a vacuum.

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Navigating Graduate School
Networking

Using Commas Correctly: Punctuating with Confidence

Correct comma usage is an art, not a science. Writers will sometimes disagree on when to use a comma or omit one; to help you as you write, here are a few general rules for using commas.

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Professional Development
Writing

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