Women in STEM are at a disadvantage at every stage of the academic pipeline and in almost every facet of their careers. Graduate student Veronica Busa reflects on how these statistics motivate her to focus her efforts.
Although the makeup of academia and journal authors is becoming more diverse, the under-citation of women and authors of color is worsening. Here are some tools to check your manuscript.
The Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Mental Health Grad Network honor winners of the Meyer-Beers essay contest, which aimed to raise awareness about the high prevalence of mental health conditions and neurodiversity in academia.
Graduate student Bernat Navarro-Serer's Ph.D. wasn’t a reassurance of his professional goals, but instead opened a whole world of career options.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new rules on overtime wages, raising the yearly salary limit for which overtime pay must be provided to $47,476. This executive branch decision may have broad implications for academia among other industries as postdoctoral researchers were specifically identified as being affected by this ruling. Postdoctoral researchers typically perform […]
It’s fair to say that the majority of us who come to graduate school have a similar career goal in mind: a faculty position. The Ph.D. is viewed as the gateway to academia and deciding to venture away from that is taboo. We go as far as to call nonacademic jobs “alternative,” which carries a […]
What makes someone a leader? Is it an individual who makes the important decisions in a group setting? Or is it someone who is able to dream and carry out his or her vision? For many new postdocs beginning their careers around the country, being put in leadership positions for the first time can be […]
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Academia is a popular career choice for Ph.D. students. While our graduate studies at Johns Hopkins will prepare us to tackle the research side of an academic job, the reality is that professors are expected to teach, yet training to become skilled educators is minimal at best. Recently, a shift in that paradigm could be […]
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