Career Advice

  • The medical profession has come a long way and in 2017, women comprised of more than half the new enrollees in medical school. However, despite the increase of women in medicine, women are paid lower wages, lack opportunities for mentorship and scholarship, are promoted at a lower rate and are f...
  • Researchers often face looming deadlines, high pressure, and uncertainty in their careers. They are expected to be resilient in high-stress environments where time constraints, limited resources, and sleep deprivation is considered a rite of passage. However, the newest generation of researchers ...
  • While pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC Berkeley, Christine Liu is also busy several side projects. By day, she works in a laboratory studying the neural circuits that relate to nicotine reward and aversion. Outside of the lab, she makes time for art and advocacy...
  • "Then I started to realize that they saw something in me.” Shonell Benjamin an undergraduate student at Lawrence University speaks on her experience of going into research. As a star-studded basketball player, she also reveals how social media has expanded her popularity in the field and how it h...
  • A closer look into how mental health should be addressed in the workplace.
  • We spoke with disability inclusion advocate Becky Curran about how employers can attract and retain talented employees who have disabilities.
  • We put together a list of tips for preparing for an academic job interview. Check it out!
  • What is stereotype threat? The feeling that you don’t belong.
  • Diversity varies drastically depending on your discipline. How does your field measure up?
  • Infographic with tips on using social media to advance your academic career.
  • “No, No, No. There’s no one that looks like me,” Twanna Futrell, a senior at CUNY Baruch College states when asked whether her professors reflect her ethnic group. As a black woman, Futrell is sensitive to the lack of diverse faculty within her campus...
  • Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen recently shared her experience with the challenges facing faculty and students of color, and the many initiatives at UNC-Chapel Hill that strive to achieve diversity. 
  • Asmeret Berhe has read hundreds of letters of recommendation for researchers in her group at University of California Merced. While reading one particular letter, she was struck by the letter’s underlying tone of racial bias. It was clear that the person writing the letter thought that the studen...
  • A recent article in Family Relations offers practical tips for teaching about LGBTQ+ identities in the classroom. Check out the infographic to learn more!
  • We recently caught up with Dr. Lee Badgett, the economist who first published an article on the LGBTQ wage gap, to get her perspective on the value of bringing queer voices to academia.
  •    In a country that is rapidly diversifying, it’s clear that students need a more diverse faculty to prepare them for careers in STEM fields. To address this issue, Stanford University’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has launched the Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and ...
  • Can you put micro-learning to good use in your classroom?
  • Curiosity and conscientiousness have as much influence on your academic success as traditional measures of intelligence.
  • Are you an early career researcher? Are you looking for ways to advance your career, but you're facing roadblocks?
  • What impact do teams have on your organization's culture?