A new report shows progress in assisting minority students earn doctorates, but which strategies are most successful remain unclear.
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.
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
The lack of minority Ph.D.’s has a lot to do with the lack of socialization into academic life.
Even faculty members disagree on when paraphrasing becomes plagiarism. How can we expect students to know?
Why are some departments guarded about sharing the details of a faculty opening?