Navigating Graduate School and Beyond

Navigating Graduate School and Beyond

A Career Guide for Graduate Students and a Must Read for Every Advisor
Special Publications, Band 64 1. Aufl.

von: Sundar A. Christopher

23,99 €

Verlag: American Geophysical Union
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 25.04.2013
ISBN/EAN: 9781118672181
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 158

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.Graduate school can be an exciting, challenging time for students, but it can be scary and intimidating at the same time. Navigating Graduate School and Beyond: A Career Guide for Graduate Students and a Must Read for Every Advisor outlines the steps and skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and in your career. "Insider tips" help students better understand their advisors, leading to more productive advisor/student relationships. The importance of sowing well now with good habits and management techniques in order to reap big later is the central focus of the volume.
Preface vii 1. Introduction 1 2. Sowing 7 Cast a Vision 7 Do a SWOT 10 Avoid the Resume 14 3. Your Advisor and You 19 What Your Advisor Expects From You 19 Manage Your Advisor 22 4. Skills 29 Work Ethics for a Graduate Student 29 Take Initiative: Becoming a Resource Center 32 Take Ownership 35 Work Hard and Smart 37 Be Whole 42 5. Organize 47 Now Is the Time 47 Manage Your Time 49 Beat the Stress 53 Don't Get Weary 56 6. Writing 61 Ditch the Dissertation 61 Write a Paper 65 7. Proposals 75 Why Write a Proposal 75 Budgets 80 The Actual Proposal 85 Top Ten Dos for Proposal Writing 92 Proposal Review Process 93 Proposal Evaluation 97 8. Communicating 101 Learn to Talk 101 Conferences 107 9. Teams 115 Pick Your Team 115 Become a Team Player 118 10. Jobs 125 Danger of Not Finishing 125 Staying on 126 Postdoc 129 Get a Job 130 Job Interview 139 11. Career Exercises 147 Job Hunting and CV Exercises 147 Proposal Writing Exercises 147 12. Concluding Thoughts: The Final Word 149 Index 153

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