Well, I guess it’s finally that time of the semester, where everything we learned in all of our classes is finally coming together, and we begin stressing about finals or life beyond an educational setting. It’s the time where we begin to look back on the semester and (hopefully) grasp the full understanding of what… Read More A Reflection of the Past and a Step Towards the Future
As an English Creative Writing major, I often get a look of disappointment among family and friends when asked what I am studying at the University of Arkansas. “What are you going to do with that? Teach?” is the usual follow-up question. Another popular one is “So you gonna write a novel?” This is the… Read More Pro Wrestling and Jokes, a Search for Relevance.
This class has been a great help to me. Perhaps too helpful… I guess you could say that there are benefits to the silo mentality that pervades academia. Maybe the last thing that departments want is for people like me to realize, “hey there is a huge (job) world out there and I am qualified… Read More Don’t Tempt Me…
Are You Tired of the Academic Run-Around —– an Advisor Who’s Never In, a Grad Program That Doesn’t Care, Funding That’s Never Enough, a Job Market That’s in The Tank, and a Tenure System That’s a Total Mystery —– And No One to Give You an Honest Answer? The Professor is In! Dr. Karen has… Read More So You Are a Trained Academic AND You Need a Job? You Need to Talk the The Professor
Jennifer Polk isn’t complaining about the academic job market. She’s growing her own. In her article on Chronicle Vitae, Polk responds to the question that graduate students have been asking themselves for quite some time: how will I use my humanities degree? Her own answer has been to start a business, and with her new career,… Read More The Ivory Tower is Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down
Another humanities PhD candidate put forward a finger-wagging argument that the charlatans who bill our PhDs as multitools for the non-academic job market are indulging us in fantasy. (Playing pretend? In academia? No…) Just kidding, Jacqui Shine, you know I love you. (Well you didn’t, but now you do.) In her pointed article, “Alt-Ac Isn’t Always the… Read More Who Said Anything About a Systemic Fix? : How Alt- and Post-Ac Job Markets May Relieve Pressure While Academia Recovers