Four California universities want to create a stronger sense of community for black and Hispanic doctoral students in science and engineering.
Life is complicated. So is getting graduate students to finish faster.
A doctoral program proposed at Georgetown University includes preparation for nonacademic careers. But critics say it would cheapen the degree.
Getting a Job
Javier Jiménez is one of the lucky ones. He came to the convention with an offer in hand. Still, much is at stake for job seekers at this life-changing event.
Many disciplines aren't celebrating yet, however.
- It's a Buyer's Market for Colleges Hiring Junior Faculty
- Academic Job Hunters: Don't Sell Yourself Short, Even Now
- Master's in English: Will Mow Lawns
Students in professional programs at private, nonprofit institutions received the most in grants and loans: an annual average of $36,200, a study found.
As the job market stagnates, some recent Ph.D.'s find hope in supportive postdoctoral programs, many backed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Graduate Student Debt Matters
- Without Summer Jobs, Some Adjuncts Must Fight for Unemployment Benefits
- In Debt to Your Degree
Advice From the Archives
Liberal-arts colleges need to embrace partnerships with other entities in a big way.
Don’t let "them" make you feel like a failure.
Do good, be good, and let others know you are good.