The Long and Winding Road to a PhD
July 12th, 2013
For students aspiring toward careers as experts in their fields, earning a Ph.D. seems like the perfect option. Although lengthier than just earning an undergraduate degree, doctoral degree programs can open the door to high-level management and consulting careers, research opportunities, and tenured…

Dollars for Doctors: A Guide to Crowdfunding Academic Research
May 8th, 2013
Table of Contents The State of Crowdfunding Today Sampling Some Successful Campaigns Where to Go Picking the Best Platform Things to Remember Perpetual conversations mourning the ever-tightening budgets of academic institutions sometimes seem like an apocalyptic harbinger for research.…

The Ultimate Guide to Dissertations
April 22nd, 2013
There comes a time in every young (and not-so-young) doctoral candidate's life when they must begin battling the ever-looming final boss of their degree plans — The Dissertation. This intimidating document wields the power to wholly validate or utterly destroy their entire academic careers. But the…

What Does It Really Take to Make it in Academia?
March 27th, 2013
Table of Contents Deciding to Pursue a Career in Academia Before You Graduate Succeeding in Academia The economic downturn has been hard on just about everyone, even those hoping to find work outside of the traditional corporate workplace and carve out a career in academia. Academia, long…

The Practical Ph.D.: Can a Doctorate Help You Find a Job?
March 25th, 2013
Table of Contents What Will a Ph.D. Do for You? The Skills A Key to New Careers The Academic Option Over the past few years, the value of a college degree has been questioned, though perhaps not quite so harshly as the Ph.D. While criticisms of doctoral study have not been entirely unfounded…

Teaching MOOCs: A Guide for Ph.D.s and TAs
March 1st, 2013
Table of Contents The Motivation Behind MOOCs The Challenges of Teaching Online A Disconnection from Students Preparing Courses for a MOOC What About Cheating? Best Practices for Teaching MOOCs What to Tell Your Students The Future of MOOCs Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a learning…

What No One Will Tell You About Being a T.A.
February 7th, 2013
Every year, the BLS estimates that more than 110,000 students decide to take on graduate teaching assistantship positions nationwide. The jobs often mean long hours and low pay, but for many, they're an essential part of the graduate school experience. These days, with schools cutting back and fewer…

Closing the Gender Gap: How Business Schools Can Transform Higher Ed
February 5th, 2013
If you were asked to imagine a professor, what would come to mind? More than likely, you'd picture a man, not a woman. This mental association isn't just a product of stereotypes or cultural biases, though those undoubtedly factor in; it's also the result of the fact that women still don't play as big…

Life Outside the Ivory Tower: New Careers for Ph.D.s
February 1st, 2013
It's common for Ph.D. graduates to pursue careers in academia, be it teaching or research. But over the past few decades, there has been a steady decline in the postsecondary education industry for tenured and tenure-track professors. According to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), 75% of college…

10 Comforting Job Stats for Ph.D. Students
January 16th, 2013
The news about Ph.D. jobs is all doom and gloom these days, with troubling statistics about Ph.D.s who just can't find a job anywhere. But it's not as bad as you might think. We're not saying everything is fine, but, if only for a moment, let's take a look at the bright side of things. Many Ph.D.s enjoy…

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  1. The Long and Winding Road to a PhD

  2. Dollars for Doctors: A Guide to Crowdfunding Academic Research

  3. The Ultimate Guide to Dissertations

  4. What Does It Really Take to Make it in Academia?

  5. The Practical Ph.D.: Can a Doctorate Help You Find a Job?