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This section highlights resources about career issues unique to graduate students, including practical materials that help with academic track and non-academic track career choice & job searching. The left box features general, recent titles. The remaining boxes group resources into sections about professional sources you can read to keep up with the field, the nature of the labor force, resources for adjuncts, diversity issues in the workplace, and career changers. Finally, there is a box about UCSD-specific groups and how to use the Library's online catalog to look for more.
Grad students can use this resource to learn more about jobs outside of academia, particularly in business, law and nonprofits. It offers company profiles, rankings, and industry and profession profiles. There are career guides, resume templates and sample cover letters. This resource also describes graduate programs, for those who are researching potential employers within academia.
What's the hardest part of grad school? It's not simply that the workload is heavy and the demands are high. It's that too many students lack efficient methods to let them do their best. Prof. Shore uses humorous, lively prose to teach you to master the five most crucial skills you need to succeed: how to read, write, speak, act, and research at a higher level. Each chapter in this no-nonsense guide outlines a unique approach to acquiring a skill and then demonstrates how to enhance it. Using these concrete, practical methods, will save you time, elevate the quality of your work, and help you to earn the degree you seek. If the JSTOR edition of this e-book is in use, try the second copy that’s available on a different platform.
This guide helps PhD students through their graduate student years by providing practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future. While mainly directed at PhD students in the sciences, the book's scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that almost all PhD students face during their doctoral training. Contents include a variety of material, including additional chapters on how to communicate better with your supervisor, dealing with difficult people, how to find a mentor, and your next career step, once you have your coveted doctoral degree in hand.
This survival kit is a hands-on guide for both students and supervisors about the doctoral journey, helping make the process as enjoyable as it is productive. Drawing on research from peer learning groups, contributed narratives, and their own programs, the authors emphasize the value of the doctoral partnership and the ways in which shared knowledge can facilitate a rewarding journey for students and their advisors. It is part of the SAGE Research Methods collection, which is a rich database that helps with research methods and statistical questions.
In this 2nd edition of a popular guide published by the American Psychological Association, its author, Paul Silvia, offers advice from his own experience in order to help writers in many disciplines overcome barriers to writing and using their time productively. This book covers practical strategies to motivate students, professors, researchers, and other academics to become better and more prolific writers. Topics include how to write, submit, and revise academic work; writing formats such as journal articles and books; and effective time management that avoids sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. New in this edition is a chapter on writing grant and fellowship proposals.
This book offers helpful insight and advice on how doctoral students and junior faculty can succeed. It invites them to identify research opportunities, manage the publication process, achieve excellence in the classroom, secure a faculty position, and build a research record.
In this third edition of "So What Are You Going to Do with That?”, thoroughly revised with new advice for students in the sciences. A witty, accessible guide full of concrete advice for anyone contemplating the jump from scholarship to the outside world, "So What Are You Going to Do with That?” covers topics ranging from career counseling to interview etiquette to how to translate skills learned in the academy into terms an employer can understand and appreciate.
"Elsevier’s newly revised “Charting a Course for a Successful Research Career” is a crash course of practical advice on how to plan your career. Written by 30-year research veteran Professor Alan Johnson, this free mentoring booklet—used as a resource in many workshops around the world— provides a detailed map of the important milestones you should reach along the path to a successful research career."
Working with Faculty Writers by Anne Ellen Geller; Michele Eodice The imperative to write and to publish is a relatively new development in the history of academia, yet it is now a significant factor in the culture of higher education. This book takes a broad view of faculty writing support, advocating its value for tenure-track professors, adjuncts, senior scholars, and graduate students.
Call Number: JSTOR e-book
Publication Date: 2013
Behind the Academic Curtain by Frank F. FurstenbergMore people than ever are going to graduate school to seek a PhD these days. When they get there, they discover a bewildering environment: a rapid immersion in their discipline, a keen competition for resources, and uncertain options for their future, whether inside or outside of academia. Life with a PhD can begin to resemble an unsolvable maze. Furstenberg offers a clear and user-friendly map to this maze. Drawing on decades of experience in academia, he provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded, and, most important of all, practical guide to academic life.
Call Number: ebrary e-book
Publication Date: 2013
How to Build a Life in the Humanities by Greg Colón Semenza & Garrett A. Sullivan (Editors)A follow-up to the popular Graduate Study for the 21st Century, this book seeks to expand professional development to include the personal aspects of daily lives in the humanities.
Becoming an Academic: international perspectives by Lynn McAlpine; Gerlese AkerlindThis tome addresses the implications of the shifting higher education landscape for preparing new academics for their careers. It focuses on the preparation of doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and new academics in the social sciences – their experiences and perceptions of entering into and engaging in academic work.
Call Number: LB1778 .M265, Geisel 6th fl.
Publication Date: 2010
The Responsible Methodologist by Aaron M. KuntzWhat does it mean to be a responsible methodologist? Author Aaron Kuntz uses the latest movements in social theory to challenge qualitative researchers to reconceptualize their work away from the technocratic toward an intervention, an ethical disruption of the norm, an activist stance toward progressive social change.
Call Number: T&F ebook
Publication Date: 2015
How to Read Like a Pro
Every field and industry has at least one publication that people in the field read to keep up with what's going on. These magazines are in the Library's collections and you can access them and read like any pro in your field! For those exploring careers, they are great sources for inspiration. For job seekers, they are sources that can help you look knowledgable on trends, which can give you an edge for your job interviews and put you at ease for those moments of small talk with a potential employer.
To find more industry news for your own special interest, type your keywords and do a search. In the results, look at the left nav bar for Source Type and click "trade journals" and/or "magazines" to follow the latest news. You may set up an alert in your email for weekly updates or follow the feed in a news reader.
Example: clean tech. Check off "Trade Publications" on the left to focus on news & developments in the field.
This quarterly journal covers "the latest developments in higher education" and attempts to provide articles and special issue looking at current issues generally affecting academic institutions. Recent special issues have included distance education, retention of Latino/a students, mentoring, diversity at historically black colleges, 'radical academia" and global competition in higher ed.
The Professor Is In: the essential guide to turning your Ph.D. into a job by Karen Kelsky
Call Number: LB1778 .K45, Geisel 6th fl.
Publication Date: 2015
The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job. This book will help you plan and understand exactly what you need for a successful academic job search,how to avoid common mistakes, and how to decide when to point your Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options.
An in-depth analysis of the demand for PhDs on the labor markets of twelve countries. The authors analyze the role of PhDs in the creation of innovation in a knowledge-based economy and examine economic issues such as the return on investment for the education and training of doctoral graduates through the analysis of various data sources.
Argues that post-PhD career planning should begin at the same time as the PhD itself. Drawing from ten years of research and stories of close to 50 individuals, each chapter focuses on the stories of individuals who share common career intentions and how they negotiate these both before, during and after their studies.
The PhD Handbook for the Academic Job Search by Will Coghill-Behrends; Rebecca Anthony
Call Number: HF5383 .C645, Geisel 6th fl.
Publication Date: 2012
Subtitled "an owner's manual for finding jobs," this volume is focused on the academic job search process for folks seeking teaching, research and related positions in academe.
For more than 15 years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. The guide includes information on aspects of the search that are common to all levels, with invaluable tips for those seeking their first or second faculty position.
Don't think about why you're applying. Select a topic for entirely strategic reasons. Choose the coolest supervisor. Write only to deadlines. Expect people to hold your hand. Become "that" student. Taking a wry, frank approach, the authors explain the common mistakes that can trip up a new graduate student and lay out practical advice about how to avoid the pitfalls.
Non-tenure-track lecturers and adjunct instructors face particular challenges at US colleges, including heavy teaching loads, lack of office space, little control over the selection of course topics or textbooks, and long commutes between jobs at two or more schools. Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers contains short, practice-oriented articles by experienced instructors that offer valuable teaching and career tips for balancing competing demands, addressing student issues, managing classrooms, and enhancing professional development.
Today three-fourths of all faculty are characterized as "contingent instructional staff," a nearly tenfold increase from 1975. This book brings together eleven activists from the United States and Canada to describe the problem, share case histories, and offer concrete solutions.
This essential career guide equips new professionals and doctoral students with a robust foundation for a long and satisfying career in psychology and other behavioral health professions.
Academia to Biotechnology by Jeffrey M. Gimble
Call Number: HD9999.B443 U6385, Geisel 6th fl.
Publication Date: 2005
The book deals with both the abstract and practical aspects of moving from a univerisity laboratory to a position in the biotech industry. Each chapter lists common and unique features to evaluate breaking down complex decisions into manageable elements. Several sections provide "how to" guides for the preparation of manuscripts, patents, grants, and internal company documents.
This book will help all new teachers maneuver the basics such as lesson planning and classroom management strategies. More importantly, this book will discuss the additional challenges that come with teaching such as training, organizing meetings, developing relationships with coworkers and para-professionals, overcoming the lack of materials for students, financing personal expenditures, fostering communication, understanding school culture, and working within the school structure (or lack thereof).
On Writing Well: the classic guide to writing nonfiction by William Zinsser
Call Number: Geisel Floor7 PE1429 .Z5 2016
Publication Date: several editions, reprints (1985-2016)
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.
With more than 200,000 copies in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to grad students, to research reporters at corporations and government offices.
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Diversity & inclusion in the workplace
Conquering Academia: transparent experiences of diverse female doctoral students by Sonyia RichardsonThis book highlights the lived experiences of diverse women who are progressing through a doctoral degree program, covering the challenges as well as opportunities that they face. It addresses themes of intersectionality, lived experiences, challenges and opportunities. Part of the Contemporary Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Achievement series, this book describes how their cultural identities assist them with navigating the academic landscape, and provides guidance for current female doctoral students about strategic positioning as a student within the doctoral program and personal necessary transformation in academia. It also informs faculty and staff in academia about the experiences of diverse women and how to support their progression and overall retention.
Call Number: PQ e-book
Publication Date: 2020
The Public Professor: how to use your research to change the world by M. V. Lee BadgettThe work of academics can matter and be influential on a public level, but the path to becoming a public intellectual, influential policy advisor, valued community resource or go-to person on an issue is not one that most scholars are trained for. This book offers scholars strategies to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation. Lee Badgett (@LeeBadgett), is a veteran policy analyst and public intellectual with 25+ years of experience connecting cutting edge research with policymakers and the public.
Call Number: Jstor e-ibook
Publication Date: 2016
Autism Works by Adam FeinsteinPacked with real-life case studies examining the day-to-day working lives of people across the autism spectrum in a wide variety of careers, this book provides constructive solutions for both employers seeking to improve their workplaces and for individuals with autism considering their employment options. It dispels popular myths about autism, such as that everyone is good at IT, and crucially tackles the potential job opportunities available across the spectrum, including for those who have no language at all. It also highlights the neglected area of gender differences in the workplace.
Examines strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities.
Gendered Success in Higher Education by Kate White (Editor); Pat O'Connor (Editor)Examines higher education institutions that exemplify gendered success whether in terms of the presence of women in senior positions or attempts to change a gendered organisational culture. It proposes a new gender agenda, identifies the factors that need to be included in a model of gendered change, and provides important insights into the nature of gendered change globally.
Call Number: Springer ebook
Publication Date: 2017
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A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity for CS Professors by Diana FranklinComputer science faces a continuing crisis in the lack of females pursuing and succeeding in the field. Companies may suffer due to reduced product quality, students suffer because educators have failed to adjust to diverse populations, and future generations suffer due to a lack of role models and continued challenges in the environment. In this book, we draw on the latest research in sociology, psychology, and education to first identify why we should be striving for gender diversity (beyond social justice).
Mentoring Faculty of Color by Dwayne MackThe 14 new essays in this collection come from underrepresented faculty who teach at predominantly white colleges and universities. This book discusses both the tenure and promotion experiences of faculty of color and is not racial, ethnic, gender, cultural or discipline specific. The book is thus not only for aspiring graduate students of color and faculty of color desirous of outside mentoring, but is also aimed toward administrators interested in the professional development and dilemmas of faculty of color.
Call Number: ebrary e-book
Publication Date: 2012
Homofiles: theory, sexuality, and graduate studies by Jes BattisThis volume collects the work of gay, lesbian, and transgender graduate students who are pursuing studies across the humanities. This is the first anthology to specifically explore the role of queer and transgender intellectuals-in-training within the academy, and the contributors both analyze and challenge the structures of academia that they are working in as cultural critics.