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What to Look for in Your Academic Contract
October 16, 2017

Landing an academic job is a big deal. In fact, it’s such a big deal that it can be easy to overlook the finer points of your contract. The reality is, however, that while smaller details may not seem to matter now, they’re more important than you think. So before you rush to sign on the dotted line, it’s critical to make sure you thoroughly understand the job and everything that goes along with it.


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Six Young Architects to Watch
October 2, 2017
Yesterday, October 2nd,  was World Architecture Day. What better time to celebrate the architectural accomplishments of the next generation? Read on for a roundup of six architects changing the world with hard work and innovatory spirit. 

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Six Tips for Running a Tutorial for the First Time
September 18, 2017
Attention PhD students and early career researchers: If you’re feeling overwhelmed when preparing to run your first tutorial, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are some things you can do to set yourself up for success. Read on for a roundup of six ways to run a positive and productiv...

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Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Postdoc
September 4, 2017
Postdoctoral work can be the key to landing a permanent job in the highly competitive world of academia. Short in length but long on responsibilities, these sought-after positions -- described by Times Higher Education as “training contract[s] for academic work,” can be stressful. But th...

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Four Ways to Relieve Stress in Graduate School
August 28, 2017
Are you experiencing stress as a graduate student? If so, you’re far from alone. In fact, a staggering 43 percent of doctoral students report feeling “more stress than they can handle” while in graduate school, according to research from graduate student support organization Grad R...

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How to Do a PhD After A Tech Education
August 14, 2017
If you have a technical degree or career certificate and want to switch paths to earn a PhD, follow these four strategies. Bottom line?  Find a mentor, do your homework, weigh your options, and make the decision that suits you best.  Let’s take a closer look.

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How to Write a Great Acceptance Letter
August 2, 2017
Applied to grad school?  Received acceptances?  Made your decision?  Excellent.  Before you pack up and head out, make sure you write a brilliant acceptance letter to your program.  Don’t know how? For starters, keep it short and sweet.  Learn other tips for writi...

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How Can International Students Pay for Grad School?
July 17, 2017
With the rising costs of graduate school, applying is not the only daunting part of the application process.  Figuring out how you’re going to pay for it can be just as intimidating.  Don’t worry—if you’re an international student looking to attend graduate school, ...

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Five Reasons to Think About Writing a Book in Graduate School
July 3, 2017
The mere title of this article may have just made you do a double-take. After all, the thought of adding the task of writing a book to your graduate student research and writing commitments may seem laughable. However, delve deeper and you might discover it actually makes a good bit of sense. Read o...

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What Are The Best Countries For Scientists?
June 5, 2017
In case you missed it, President Trump announce that the US will be pulling out of the Paris Agreement, the world's foremost strategy for combating global climate change.  And while many world leaders expressed their disappointment at the move, France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, responded...

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October 12, 2017

Irish academics are questioning the value of PhDs. Why? Let’s take a closer look at what a PhD in Ireland can give you—and what it can&rsq...


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October 4, 2017

While fake news may be plaguing the mainstream, a similarly themed issue is infiltrating the academic sector: Predatory journals. A recent Nature arti...


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September 28, 2017

Until recently, limited data was available regarding the connections between mental health, well-being, and PhD students in France. Now, two new inter...