A Guide to Academia: Getting Into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs and a Research Job
A Guide to Academia is a handbook for all those individuals thinking seriously about going to graduate school. Written by an author with extensive experience navigating the academic world, the book explains all the steps and potential bumps in the road that a student might encounter as they take the plunge into academia. Each chapter begins with a section called the "hard truth," which will help students determine if they are on the right path. Starting with an undergraduate student looking for a graduate school, the reader is taken on a journey up the academic ladder through graduate studies, a postdoctoral fellowship and an assistant professorship. Each chapter gives advice on not only how to survive the current stage but how to get to the next stage quickly. Enhanced with material from the author's own job applications and interview presentations, A Guide to Academia provides concrete examples of the tools needed for a successful career in academia.
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Preparing for Entering Academia
Applying for Graduate School
Grants and Thesis Proposals
Finding a Postdoctoral Position
How to Spend Your Money and What to Expect
Making a New Course
Getting Papers Out
Special Considerations for Women and Minorities
Example StartUp Wish List
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