Graduate and postdoctoral students can reverse engineer their careers by reflecting on jobs that match their values and goals and then seeking the learning experiences they need, writes Gina Shereda, program manager for STEM professional development at the University of Michigan. They should remain flexible and reevaluate goals as new experiences and opportunities present themselves, she advises in this commentary.
Each job search is unique and some may take longer than others, writes career expert Kourtney Whitehead, but that doesn't mean you have to take a bad job or that you're skills are no longer marketable. Instead, she advises, use time during a search to learn new skills, start your own company or volunteer.
Some job seekers are ghosting potential employers by cutting off communication without explanation during the hiring or onboarding process. An Indeed survey finds 83% of companies have been ghosted, and candidates cite issues such as poor job fit and inadequate salary offers.
New guidelines from the US Education Department will allow colleges and universities to receive federal financial aid even if their academic term lengths are shorter or longer than the typical semester or quarter. Medical schools had been lobbying for the change to increase flexibility in specialized programs.
Plans for a new Amazon headquarters in northern Virginia led Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to announce plans Thursday to increase the number of computer science graduates in the state. Plans call for 11 universities to receive state funding to help support 31,000 additional computer science graduates.
New Hampshire Technical Institute President Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki says her goal is to change the perception of community college and show students it's a valuable place to start their higher-education career. "We've got to market ourselves to show the return on investment," Mullin-Sawicki says.
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