PhD graduates come in different shapes and sizes; those passionate about an academic career, and those that are not. As it becomes clear that an academic career is not the ultimate goal - panic, dread and feelings of lack of accomplishment may start to reign.
There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.
I find myself averse to writing predictions of the future as most predictions fail. Nevertheless, I sat down at my keyboard and whipped up a list of 10 skills that I think the workforce of the future will need to have.
This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.
Because while you're out spending your money on new outfits, new cars, overpriced meals or nights at the bar, I'll be investing in myself. And while you try to fit in with the world I'll make the world fit in with me.
The cold and falling snow outside made sure that we all walked briskly to and from the Congress Centre determined to keep our bodies and brains warm with all that great and passionate sharing and exchange of ideas. Nice!
We've all had that moment of shuffling one of our favorite suits to the back of the closet in the hopes that someday it might fit again. For me, the suit in question is black with white pinstripes and a flared knee-length skirt.
One of the most frequent claims I have heard from people trying to explain poor learning outcomes in their country is that their teachers come from the bottom third of their college graduates, while high-performing countries recruit their teachers from the top third.
Two weeks into the government shutdown "showdown" in Washington and something is undeniably missing. In fact, if m we common citizens could snatch the mental lexicon of our legislators we would inject a word desperately vacant in the beltway vocabulary. And that word? Collaboration.
For individuals looking to succeed in the current digital climate, the lesson is clear: get an education. But an education doesn't stop with a college degree. For the US to remain competitive, it will have to develop policies that support adult education as well.
You're drawn to what you're drawn to for a reason... don't over-think it! Do what you love. Do what you deeply desire to do. The things that light you up, fascinate you and feels right. Feelings should always win out over thoughts.
The toxic co-existence of unemployed graduates on the street, while employers tell us that they cannot find the people with the skills they need, shows that education doesn't automatically translate into better skills, better jobs and better lives.