Your Skills Are Not Transferable
July 9, 2021
At least, not in the way you might think. Ashton Merck (PhD ’20, History) shares her take on “transferable skills” after a year of job searching.
Making the Most of Duke, Summer 2021
March 23, 2021
What’s available for your academic and professional development across Duke this summer? Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, provides an overview for PhD students who would like to explore beyond their core research agendas.
Bringing Allyship and Activism into the Community College Classroom
January 21, 2021
Takeaways from a Mellon-funded collaboration between Duke doctoral candidate Caiomhe Harlock and Durham Tech professor Jason Moldoff.
Getting past “Alt-Ac”
October 12, 2020
When you say you want an “alt-ac” career, what do you really mean? And how can you find it?
The Ten Million Dollar Question (Academic Job Searches, 2020)
August 25, 2020
Just how bad will the academic job market be this fall?
What Spaces Do You Need?
August 10, 2020
This reflection springs from a series of pandemic summer conversations I had with Duke doctoral students, and a key takeaway: We need three spaces in which to do our best work.
Dear Destabilized Writer
April 9, 2020
Struggling to keep writing in the time of Coronavirus? Doctoral candidates Nicole Gaglia and Kelly Tang offer a reflection and resources to help you regain momentum.
“Giving an A,” or Cultivating Human Connections Online
March 24, 2020
How can you be both kind and present to everyone you encounter in a virtual space?
Cultivating Versatility as a Future Faculty Member
March 9, 2020
If you thought “versatility” was only relevant for nonfaculty job seekers, think again.
Team-Teaching the Humanities at a Community College
February 17, 2020
The opportunity to team-teach with a Durham Tech faculty member provided doctoral student Maggie McDowell with unusually rich and multifaceted pedagogical training.