Readjusting to the Real World

After years of conducting research, grading papers, writing, rewriting, and rewriting some more, you have decided to leave your academic comfort zone and start building your career in the professional world. There is a lot to consider when transitioning from student to professional. 

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5 Reasons You’ll Miss (But Really Won’t Miss) Academia

5 Reasons You’ll Miss (But Really Won’t Miss) Academia

There are many reasons why people love life in academia. Some reasons why people love academia are highly subjective and based on individual circumstances and therefore cannot be enumerated. Other reasons why people love academia seem transparently universal to academics and nonacademics alike. However, some reasons why people love academia may have unintentionally been misrepresented […]

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Saying Goodbye to Academia

Saying Goodbye to Academia

Congratulations! You have finally achieved graduating from graduate school and are ready to tackle the next phase of your life! You may have decided to leave academia, perhaps because you just can’t bear to read another book or write another paper for the rest of your life or because at the moment, you can’t find […]

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Repaying Debt From Student Loans

Repaying Debt From Student Loans

Many recent graduates feel burdened by and anxious about student loan debt repayment from their student loans. This is understandable considering that recent graduates feel extreme pressure to find jobs quickly after graduation and to redefine themselves as non-students for the first time in years. To focus on these pressures, some recent graduates choose not […]

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Addressing Overqualification

Addressing Overqualification

Academic employers will undoubtedly perceive your advanced degree as a requirement, not as a liability. Like academic employers, some nonacademic employers may require you to have an advanced degree, but other nonacademic employers might perceive your advanced degree as evidence that you are overqualified for a job, particularly entry-level positions. Overqualification might be the most […]

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Academics’ Myths About Nonacademic Jobs

Academics’ Myths About Nonacademic Jobs

After being in academia for many years, some academics may have developed distorted opinions about what it is like to work in nonacademic jobs. Unless individuals look for context to demystify these distorted opinions, current academics might perpetuate myths about the professional world to future generations of academics, making it harder for those who want […]

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