So, You Want a Ph.D.?

Inga Chira, PhD, CFP®

Getting a PhD is a long and hard process. Here are some thoughts I have shared with people who are planning to get into it.

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Harvard Study Shows Bias, Not Behavior, Is Why Women Aren't Advancing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Women in STEM face many of the same obstacles to promotion and pay that we see in business. Is the problem bias or access to leaders?

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The First Days of a New Tenure-Track Faculty Job

The Edge for Scholars

This is the season when some lucky ones preparing for new jobs in the fall. A few people have asked me what to expect, so I imagine even more are …

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No Advances in the Last Decade in Closing the STEM Gender Gap

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As the total numbers of science doctorates awarded nearly double, the percent of women obtaining these degrees is unchanged after a decade of 'reform' and awareness.

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Not that Kind of Decision: Tales of Debating a Pre-Tenure Switch

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Institutions do not love you.

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Unmanaged Time

The Edge for Scholars

Ever feel like most time management advice is, well, crap?  So do Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, authors of a recent article in the Chronicle with the provocative title “…

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Resilience as a Common Trait in Researchers

Amy Ramsey

If I have learned one thing in science, it is how to be more resilient.

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Questions for STEM Profs to Ask Before Filing Taxes

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Death and taxes....how academics can make one less painful than the other.

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Rock Talk: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Rebecca Helton, MA

“This certainly has been a tough year for the research community supported by NIH. We started off the year on a continuing resolution with the threat of sequester looming. In …

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Why Am I Talking?

Motivated Mentor

Flashbacks to faculty gaffs from unfiltered comments. Use the "Why Am I Talking" (WAIT) Plan to be heard in the right ways at the right times.

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