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This is a how-to book for the academic life based on more than 50 years combined personal experience and 8 years of formal group mentoring as part of a workshop on these topics. The unwritten rules of university life are shared through fictional vignettes that are all too real. Secrets to successfully achieving short-term and long-term goals are provided...
This is a how-to book for the academic life based on more than 50 years combined personal experience and 8 years of formal group mentoring as part of a workshop on these topics. The unwritten rules of university life are shared through fictional vignettes that are all too real. Secrets to successfully achieving short-term and long-term goals are provided in the progress timelines and suggested milestones. Beginning with selecting a training program and choosing a job, this book takes the student, fellow, or faculty member through the maze of academic secrecy to a new level of understanding and empowerment. Key Features* Provides the unwritten rules for success and "tells it like it is" * Chapters are organized to help you develop and market your career and determine how to organize your curriculum vitae* Includes vignettes to illustrate possible pitfalls in academics and strategies on how to avoid them, or how to select the most effective course of action* Guides you step-by-step through the process of writing grant proposals, abstracts, slide preparation, poster preparation, and presentations* Provides timelines to estimate your overall career progress or for specific tasks such as grant writing* Describes negotiation techniques to assist you in interactions with your mentor, your department chair, grant officers, and journal editors* Summarizes content of each chapter in paragraph subheadings to facilitate reading
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