An unusual meeting at Berkeley offers job advice and consultation to those looking for work beyond the campus.
A large-scale effort to monitor career outcomes gets some traction, but five big challenges remain.
As more doctoral students look for employment outside academe, they want universities to offer better advice.
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
All of the details seemed to be in order, with one big exception.
Four ways to speed things along.
In the arts and sciences, we can no longer afford to view the word "professional" with disdain.