Becoming Competitive for a Teaching (and Research) Position Part III: I have an interview! Now what?

By Joseph Provost, University of San Diego After the marathon of creating an interesting research and teaching statement, chasing down letters of recommendation, and filling out piles of forms comes the painfully long wait to hear back.  However, if you get that call or email to arrange an interview, it is time for a celebration……

Becoming Competitive for a Teaching (and Research) Position: Part I

By Joseph Provost, University of San Diego The number of articles and blog posts discussing the difficulties of finding a job are disheartening.  The jobs are out there, but the competition is steep.  Research-focused academic jobs are one of many career paths for a Ph.D.  Fortunate graduate students and post doctorates will have mentors or…

How to get into med/grad school, graduate with job offers, and travel around the world

by Angelica Omaiye, Seattle University The answer is relatively simple: undergraduate research. Of course, you probably already understand the importance of undergraduate research. It gives you hands-on, professional experience, making you a better candidate for graduate study and opening doors for future work. You’ll probably get the opportunity to present your hard work at research…