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How to get happy on hump day!

Happy hump day! Uh oh…..did I just detect an eye roll? Or did I interrupt you checking your calendar one more time just to see how many hours it is until Friday yay day? 766 more words


Setting Goals: This—Or Something Better!

I started with a new client today and we talked about setting goals.

My client expressed reservations about goal setting. In the past he had articulated a vision for what he and his business would accomplish, but then a lot of interesting things happened that resulted in his taking his business in a completely different, wonderful direction. 423 more words


Researchers: think like expert entrepreneur- effectuation in action

During the last Researcher Away Day* (Friday 13th May), which brought together PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers, and Research Staff from many diverse departments across the Faculties of Science and MDH, I came across an interesting tool/model, which I would like you to consider as a possible tool to negotiate research careers strategically. 1,070 more words


Job Hunting: An Endless Cycle

First and foremost, I need to give a hat tip to Ardent Lee, who calls his bilingual (J/E) blog The Sleeping Sun.  He wrote a post last week that struck a chord with me about the… 2,001 more words

Language Learning

Success vs. significance on the job

Fast Company co-founder Alan Webber, in an excellent blog piece for Next Avenue, recounts a talk he attended featuring Dr. Aravind Srinivasan, a pioneering eye surgeon: 424 more words

Workplace Bullying

The One Skill New Grads Will Use Most

My English teacher told me in high school that I probably would not make a living at all as a poet, though pithy words on paper sprang like a primal spring  out of me. 476 more words


Applying for postdoctoral positions in the sciences, part II (Throwback Thursday)

Series note:  The following post is part of the Rutgers Graduate Student Blog Throwback Thursday blog series, in which we will repost one of our most popular blog posts from years past. 809 more words