How to Diversify Your Professional Network (Because Your Connections Shouldn’t All Be Just Like You)

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Be honest: Do all of your professional contacts look and sound the same? Did your boss and all your work friends go to the same kind of school as you? Did everyone in your network take similar paths to get …

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This Scholar Wants to Make Grad School’s ‘Hidden Curriculum’ Visible

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As a grad student at the University of Pennsylvania, Jessica McCrory Calarco knew that after she got her degree, she wanted an academic job. But she didn’t know how to get there. She and her fellow grad students were expected …

By Sophia Givre ’11, MA ’13, PhD ’17
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Career Tips for First-Generation Grad Students

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Helen Pho, a first-generation grad student herself, offers six key pieces of advice.

Finding your career path after graduate school can be daunting when you come from a family in which your parents did not graduate from college and are …

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Personal Stories From the Pandemic

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How the crisis is affecting eight learners and their education and work plans.

A growing mountain of evidence shows that COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on Latino, Black, Native American and lower-income people. People in these groups are more …

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