Being a professor can be hard and thankless, with a million tasks and projects to grade, not to mention paperwork out the wazoo. One professor writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education about a way to stay sane through it all: a Be Kind Portfolio. Fill it with reminders of all the good you’ve done throughout your academic career. Read more 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.
Engineering Education isn’t the first thing most students think about when applying to engineering school. This major is still somewhat niche, so we thought it would be interesting if students wanted to share how they got interested in engineering education as a discipline. Find Rohit Kandakatla’s story below.
Interested in contributing your own story? We’d love to hear from you! Please email Jenn Pocock at firstname.lastname@example.org with your personal essay. Keep it short–around 350 words–and send a photo we can use!