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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How to "Do it All" (By Not Doing it All)

Katie Loth, PhD

As an academic mom of three, I get asked all of the time how I “do it all”. Short answer: I don’t! Long answer: Check out these thoughts, tips …

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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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2020 Gifts for Academics

Helen Bird

Your mentees called and this is what they really want for the holidays. And an R01.

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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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Considerations for Inclusive Support of International Students

Christina Yao, PhD

As we all know, the past year has been a contentious time in the United States, including an ongoing health pandemic, continuous racial conflicts, and global political conflicts. As such, …

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