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Minority Ph.D. students: Where do they go?

A report from the Council of Graduate Schools details outcomes for underrepresented minority students in STEM doctoral programs.

Fallout from a gutless adviser

I presented my research proposal with my adviser’s blessing—but it wasn’t approved and I was forced out of the program. What should I do?

Social Media and Job Hunting

Pattie shares information on how social media accounts can help and hurt a job seeker.

How to survive cliques at the office

Do the social dynamics of your office remind you of high school? Maybe you’re feeling left out of the bro-culture within your office, since you’re never invited to happy hour and excluded from those juicy water cooler conversations. Or perhaps you’re feeling like the rookie varsity cheerleader. You’ve noticed how your co-workers discreetly band together and

18 high-paying, non-desk jobs that don’t require a four-year degree

You don’t have to earn a bachelor’s degree or spend all day in front of a computer all day to earn good money. There are 170 non-desk jobs that pay at least $15 per hour on average and don’t require a four-year degree, according to a recent report from CareerBuilder. Elevator installers and repairers make

Elsewhere in Science, 17 April 2015

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Know the truth about job search doubt

Anytime you start something new like a job search for the first time in years, it’s normal to feel a twinge of doubt here and there. The realization that finding a good job takes time and effort can at times be overwhelming and when combined with the rejection, it creates an opportunity for doubt to […]

The Real Importance of the Spieth Thank-you Note That Went Viral

Peter Post reflects on the emergence of Jordan Spieth, winner of The 2015 Master tournament, as a force to be reckoned with on the course and even more importantly a stand-up individual who epitomizes the best in the professional golf athlete.

Charting the careers of European researchers

The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

Performance Awards in Nonprofit Organizations

Elaine Varelas consults with Tom Wilson, President of The Wilson Group, on how performance awards should be measured and carried out in nonprofit organizations.

America’s 15 highest paying companies

Netflix employees are earning some of the best salaries around, according to a recent report from Glassdoor. The Los Gatos streaming company offers the highest total median compensation of any tech company in the country, the report found. It ranked second overall on Glassdoor’s list of “America’s 15 Highest Paying Companies,” behind only Skadden Arps,

Tips for sharing a small office with coworkers

Imagine going to work to learn the 100-square-foot office you’ve come to know and love is no longer yours. Even worse, you’ll soon be sharing a slightly larger space, roughly 110 square feet with not one, but two coworkers.  That’s just what happened to Margie and James, case managers of a San Francisco charity. The

STEM study: Women twice as likely to be hired as comparably qualified men

The study “will definitely make people think more thoroughly and more subtly” about the issue, says psychologist Virginia Valian of Hunter College in New York City.

Food rescue driver delivers to agencies for the hungry

Rachel Gardside is a truck driver who picks up boxes and bushels of fresh produce, dairy products and other perishable items, hauling them directly to community programs to help feed the hungry.

Angst Caused by Hiring Freezes

Pattie shares some advice on how to deal with rumors around hiring freezes and layoffs.

Tuesday @ Noon: Job Doc Chat with Tracy Cashman

Tracy Cashman is Senior Vice President and Partner of the Information Technology search division at WinterWyman. She takes your career-related questions during a live chat Tuesday at noon.

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