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6 Tips For Making A Career Change, From Someone Who Has Done It

By Keisha “TK” Dutes and Sylvie Douglis for National Public Radio, Life Kit

October 6, 2020

“Most people spend a third of their lives — or 90,000 hours — at work.

When all those hours include stress due to wage gaps, societal …

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What happens after you submit a job application?

By Derek Attig, in the Inside Higher Ed Carpe Careers series.

When you apply for a job, it can feel like you’ve taken the application materials you’ve spent hours on and just tossed them into a black hole. You can’t see …

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Ensuring early-career scholars receive market-value compensation for freelance work

By Brian DeGrazia, in the Inside Higher Ed Carpe Careers series.

As a graduate student and early-career scholar, building a portfolio of professional academic experiences provides a lot of potential value. Freelance jobs in editing, translation, indexing, research and similar kinds …

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Student Athlete Guide to Getting a Job

The following article is written by Katy McWhirter and covers the following:

Setting Yourself Up for a Career

How Athletic Skills Translate to Career Skills

Career Spotlight: 5 Jobs Student Athletes Should Consider

6 Resume Writing Tips for Student Athletes

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Determining when to make a job move or career change

By Lauren Easterling, in the Inside Higher Ed Carpe Careers series.

When I write these articles for Inside Higher Ed, I try to focus on what we commonly think of as positive topics — looking for opportunities, making the most of …

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How to take advantage of the positive changes in career training and development

By Patrick Brandt, in the Inside Higher Ed Carpe Careers series.

As a new Ph.D. trainee in the early 2000s, I entered graduate school assuming that the vast majority of Ph.D.s go into tenure-track faculty positions. It didn’t take long for …

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Helping Those With Disabilities Navigate Job Transitions

By Brian J. Rybarczyk and Allison Gose, in the Inside Higher Ed Carpe Careers series.

For a graduate student, the job market is an intimidating space full of uncertainty. Add to that a disability, and the navigation of the professional world …

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The value of empathy in career success

By Irina Filonova, in the Inside Higher Ed Carpe Careers series.

“Learner, Input, Achiever, Analytical, Intellection” read my table tent, proclaiming to the world my talents identified by the Gallup Clifton Strength assessment. I was proud of the outcomes because they …

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Why and how you should negotiate as part of a job offer

By Joseph Barber, in the Inside Higher Ed Carpe Careers series.

Negotiation is an important way to advocate for your professional skills and experiences. Let me start, in fact, with a sweeping generalization that, whatever your circumstances, you should negotiate for …

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What Entrepreneurs and Geniuses Have in Common – Hosted by UConn TCS

March 2 @ 4:30 pm5:30 pm

Join UConn Technology Commercialization Services (‘TCS’) for a Fireside chat discussing:  The key characteristics of geniuses, teams and creativity, genius as a binary scenario, the role of luck, and what should you be doing.

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