Effective Slides for Your Job Talk and Beyond: 9 Myths To Stop Believing – Guest Post

By Echo Rivera, PhD Independent Research and Evaluation Consultant Owner, Creative Research Communications, LLC Hi! I’m Dr. Echo Rivera. My passion is helping researchers, academics, scientists, and evaluators become effective visual communicators. I love to teach people how to create … Continue reading

Looking Presentable on Webcam – A Guest Post

by Jennifer Bernstein, PhD Instructor, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California Email: jennifer.bernstein@gmail.com; bernstjm@usc.edu [Karen:  Jennifer offered this post, and I gladly accepted.  I’ve purchased the items she recommends and plan to start using them next week!  I apologize … Continue reading

Rethinking Rejection – by Karen Cardozo

By Karen Cardozo A recent Chronicle article on how to survive rejection linked to a blog post urging writers to aim for 100 rejections a year.  How (existentially) low can you go?!  This method of throwing literary spaghetti at the … Continue reading

How to Write Your Own Rec. Letter, plus All of my Vitae columns

In my two+ gratifying and enjoyable years of writing for Chronicle Vitae, I’ve only had one column rejected by them, and it is this one, which I submitted late in December as an end-of-year compendium of all my columns, organized … Continue reading

Data Point, Data Point, Data Point…

Sometimes I hear reactions to The Professor Is In, that my level of attention to details and minutiae (everything from what kind of bag you carry to where your voice rises in your delivery of a sentence) is excessive–even anal … Continue reading