Ph.D. students: this holiday season, devote a few hours to reading Work Your Career by @JonathanMalloy and me. (Many libraries have it.) The book teaches you how to maximize your agency throughout your program.

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As @JonathanMalloy and I argue in this @ConversationCA article, Ph.D. students can't wait for programs and universities to meet their professional development needs. While some offer great options, availability is uneven.

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In #WorkYourCareer, we provide students with clear guidance on how to prepare for both academic & non-academic careers at every stage of their program. We outline our approach in the first chapter (available free online).

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In Chapter 2 of #WorkYourCareer, we walk you through questions to consider when applying to PhD programs - including whether to apply and if so, to which ones (free excerpt linked below).

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Chapter 2 of #WorkYourCareer also includes our somewhat-controversial 'should I do a PhD?' flowchart. A PhD can be a great choice for many people - but it is a big life decision.

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Chapter 3 of #WorkYourCareer provides tips on getting through the program side of grad school - all seven stages. Classes, comps, dissertation, supervisors - it's all there.

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In Chapter 4 of #WorkYourCareer , we guide students to increase their skills and expand their networks through activities outside their programs - and give tools to make strategic choices in doing so.

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One topic that can be a bit of a black box for grad students is applying for funding. In #WorkYourCareer, chapter 5 is devoted to understanding how to approach grant applications.

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Chapter 6 of #WorkYourCareer focuses on publishing. We encourage students to create a strategic publishing portfolio and explain how to do so. Writing and publishing is an emotional topic. We discuss how to start from where you are at right now.

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A big challenge for many grad students is productivity. In chapter 7 of #WorkYourCareer, we look at issues of time management, networking, and building a professional reputation. See the free excerpt linked below.

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Two chapters in #WorkYourCareer are devoted to applying for jobs. Ch 8 looks at career options for PhDs and how to get started. Ch 9 focuses on how to apply for academic jobs: how to interpret academic job ads, prepare materials, and make it through interviews.
We end #WorkYourCareer by reminding students to maximize their agency (Chapter 10) and then by urging our faculty colleagues to take action to improve graduate professional training (Appendix - Faculty Call to Arms).

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S.E. Gump's review of #WorkYourCareer in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing.

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@JonathanMalloy and I wrote #WorkYourCareer to empower PhD students during their programs.

Check your local or university library for a copy to read over the break!…

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