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Some reasonably useful things have popped up today.

Time to review adjunct employment policies - from the Chronicle of Higher Ed

Should you settle on the red pill, here's how to get into graduate school. (I say, run away! run away! to most people, or, consider a master's degree).

And if that's successful, your job isn't done. Assess the lab culture in your prospective lab.

And, don't rush the good work.

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bluepapercup
Feb. 17th, 2015 07:37 pm (UTC)
consider a master's degree

I would refine this to say, consider a non-research or non-thesis master's. The stuff I got out of my grad school experience was really from the classes, the resources available (travel, academic access to journal articles), and teaching undergrads. The actual thesis-research part of it all got me a great field season in DV, but didn't actually improve me professionally. Teaching did, though...and the classroom work made passing the knowledge exam for my PG certification infinitely easier.
rebeccmeister
Feb. 17th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
A worthwhile perspective to add! I wanted to keep this entry pretty glib, overall, but your perspective is QUITE valuable. :-)
bluepapercup
Feb. 17th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
Hee! I hesitated to write a long comment, but I'm glad my input is valuable. I should actually write a long public post about "things one can get out of grad school that are not a thesis" because admittedly, I did get a LOT of out that helps me professionally! I just tend to forget about it since the angry bees are buzzing loudly all the time. ;)
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