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Working Well with Dissertation Committee Members and Graduate Advisors

How to find the right dissertation committee members and advisors for your grad school experience and how to work with them well once you do.

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Building Your Professional Network and Community

What to keep in mind when using informational interviews to craft an awesome interdisciplinary career within or beyond academia.

Articles

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Networking and Informational Interviews

What to keep in mind when using informational interviews to craft an awesome interdisciplinary career within or beyond academia.

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How to Find a Good Mentor

Academic mentorship can be vital to thriving in graduate school and faculty life. Here's how to find a good mentor to guide you in your career path.

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How to Be a Good Mentor

Why interdisciplinary scholars should seek out mentoring opportunities and how to be a good mentor, helping mentees thrive.

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How to Be a Good Mentee

Being a good mentee doesn't just mean saying yes all the time or following every piece of advice. Learn how to keep your academic mentoring relationships strong over the long term.

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Finding Non-Academic Mentors, Regardless of Your Career Path

Non-academic mentors bring a wealth of career expertise and life advice. Here's how to build and nurture those relationships regardless of your career path.

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Mentoring Students Pursuing Non-Academic Careers

Mentoring students pursuing non-academic careers is both possible and vital even if you don't have any experience beyond the academy yourself. Here's how to get them what they need.

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

How to ask for a letter of recommendation from a professor or employer: what to include, how far in advance to ask, and how to follow up.

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How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

How to write a letter of recommendation for a student, including figure out whether you can honestly endorse them, where to begin, and how to follow up.

Julia Jordan-Zachery

Julia Jordan-Zachery on Helping Students Stay True to Who They Are

Julia Jordan-Zachery shares how she helps mentees identify what they really need, find their truths, and stay true to who they are.

Kate Drabinski

Kate Drabinski on Helping Students Carve a Unique Path

Kate Drabinski discusses carving a unique path from within the one you're on, biking as an act of bonding, and resisting the urge to hide behind being busy.

Terry K Park

Terry K. Park on Mentoring through Careful Listening

Terry K. Park talks about on building community through careful listening, and how good mentorship is driven by patience and compassion—on both sides.

Cathy Hannabach

Cathy Hannabach on Helping Mentees Figure Out What They Really Want

Cathy Hannabach on the value of collaboration, holistic mentoring, and how she helps mentees figure out what they really want out of a career.

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