To all the grad students out there, you probably started entered summer with great expectations for turning your research into conference-worthy papers and posters, among other projects. Have you started yet? If not, don’t worry–you’re not alone. Inside Higher Ed proposes a strategy to get going. Read it here.
The Internet abounds with terrible job advice. A lot of it is well-meaning but outdated, while other advice exploits job seekers into paying for services. Some of it filters down to people we trust, who repeat it. College career offices, for example, often employ advisers from academia who have limited industry experience. Read on to learn how to spot bad advice and run the other way.
Here is some bad advice that often comes from career services offices. Read it here.
Another terrible maxim that’s been bandied about for years to unsuspecting kids is “find your passion and follow it.” Here’s why that doesn’t work.
Bonus: Here is terrible advice from your parents that you should disregard. (Hint: If the words “pound the pavement” and “gumption” are part of their vocabulary, their advice is probably outdated!) Read it here. And here. And here. And here. Aaaand here.
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Simone Giertz, maven of monstrous robots, delivers a TED talk on why you should make useless things.
“It’s now possible to 3-D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough with fine precision, thanks to work done at Purdue University. This development may soon allow the creation of customized ceramics, solid rockets, pharmaceuticals, biomedical implants, foodstuffs, and more. ” After you watch the video, read the article here.