“Study hard, earn good grades and career success will follow. Actually, a new study finds that this common advice given to college students isn’t true.” According to an article at Inside Higher Ed, women in STEM fields face a steep consequence for being, well, too good. When everyone tells them to be perfect and their projects must always be twice as good to get attention, how can women overcome this new curve ball? Read it here.
What on earth does ‘business casual’ mean? What do you wear to an internship? Or a job interview? Does it differ? No matter your gender identity, this stuff is confusing when you’re going into a new career. Find some tips for different situations below.
Are you an introvert? Does networking feel “slimy” to you? The fact is that a lot of jobs are earned through schmoozing, which a lot of people–especially students and those new to the working world–find uncomfortable.
When can a typo crater your chances at an academic career? Shouldn’t hiring committees forgive these things? You are human, after all! The Chronicle of Higher Education makes the case for an extra round (or two) of proofreading. Read it here.
The #MeToo movement has brought more light to the pervasive sexual harassment that women experience in everyday life. Months before the Harvey Weinstein tipping point, Inside Higher Education reported on studies that show blatant harassment of graduate students from faculty. “Data ‘confirm that faculty harassment of students is more widespread than many may appreciate’ says the study, forthcoming in Utah Law Review.” Read the story here.