Grad Student Grandiosity

Grad students tend to veer between two extremes: I know nothing and I know everything.  The latter position is an over-compensatory response to fear of the former. As you gain experience you find a middle ground of calm confidence. However, … Continue reading

Why You Are a #Postac Diamond in the Rough – Gover #1

Maggie Gover, Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at UC Riverside, has worked with hundreds of Ph.D.s in their transition to non-academic, alt-academic, and post-academic work.  She will be sharing the knowledge she’s gained in this work.  This is her … Continue reading

Stop Negotiating Like a Girl

A re-post ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This post comes from an email exchange this week, with a client who is working with me on Negotiating Assistance.  Discipline, institution, etc. all excised. She has more than one offer, and drafted an email to her … Continue reading

Questioning Your Future in Academia? Do This Now! – Jackson 1

by Sarita Jackson Sarita Jackson was a tenured professor of Political Science before leaving academia in 2013 to found her own think tank and consulting firm, Global Research Institute of International Trade. GRIIT is a think-tank/consulting firm dedicated to analyzing … Continue reading