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SKEMA/FFBC Finance professors aim to provide resources to PhD students to help them develop their academic career
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Academic Groupies | GradHacker

Academic Groupies | GradHacker | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Advice for meeting celebrity scholars.
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Perhaps a bit late for the workshop... but this advice about networking with superstar academics is spot on!
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Lowering your Hackles for Presentation-Based Feedback | GradHacker | Inside Higher Ed

Lowering your Hackles for Presentation-Based Feedback | GradHacker | Inside Higher Ed | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
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As we approach the conference season, some timely advice on how to make the most of feedback on research presentations - keep your feelings in check, make the most out of what you are being told.

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Postdoc diaries – six months on from the job hunt

Postdoc diaries – six months on from the job hunt | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
We get back in touch with two PhD graduates six months on from defending their viva to see if they’ve finally secured work
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Interesting update on the fortunes of two PhD graduates and their job search. Some extremely important comments about the importance of networking!

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How to survive a PhD viva: 17 top tips

How to survive a PhD viva: 17 top tips | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Just handed in your PhD thesis? Now it’s time to plan for the next hurdle: a viva. Academics offer their advice on how to best prepare
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This is a really helpful list of points about your defense (viva in British English). The only difference with France is that in the UK, students do not have to give a 20-minute presentation of their work. The Q&A format is, however, essentially the same.

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Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips

Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
What seems like common sense isn't common practice, says Rowena Murray who shares her top tips for getting published
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I missed this article when it came out last year but I think it provides tip_top advice on publishing.

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Life as a PhD student – in pictures

Life as a PhD student – in pictures | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
From crumbling 17th century historical documents to desk sabotage, here’s a selection of your pictures illustrating life as a PhD student
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Whatever your subject, it's a hard life being a PhD student. Look at these pictures when you feel down about it.

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The Professor Is In | Getting You Through Graduate School, The Job Market and Tenure…

The Professor Is In | Getting You Through Graduate School, The Job Market and Tenure… | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
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This is the best all-round website with advice for PhD students going on the academic job market. Read and absorb! Helen

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Financial Management Association Placement Service

Financial Management Association Placement Service | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
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The FMA provides a placement service for PhD students - you have to join the FMA to do this but rates are really reasonable.

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Preparing Presentations with PowerPoint

Preparing Presentations with PowerPoint | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Erin Bedford is a PhD student in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) in a co-supervised program. You can find her on Twitte...
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Excellent thoughts on powerpoint use from a PhD student.

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10 Steps to Interview with Confidence

10 Steps to Interview with Confidence | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Ashley Sanders is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Michigan State University. You can follow her on Twitter at @throughthe_veil or on her blog, Colonialism Through the Veil. Exc...
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First Time on the Market? - The Chronicle of Higher Education

First Time on the Market? - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
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Some very good advice about the job market for first timers - look especially at the "interviewing" paragraph.

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How to make the most of academic conferences – five tips

How to make the most of academic conferences – five tips | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Jeannie Holstein shares some advice on how best to prepare, perform and network at an academic conference
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This is excellent, practical advice from a PhD student. Number 5 is certainly the most important and one I have already pointed out to a number of you. Remember that not everyone you meet in a conference needs to be a potential co-author - it is just about building your own community of research contacts, you never know where it might lead!

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Grammar rules everyone should follow

Grammar rules everyone should follow | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Following the inaugural Bad Grammar awards, Thomas Jones lists nine grammatical conventions that, depending on context, you may – sorry, might – as well adhere to
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This article from the Guardian is not strictly about academic writing, but it does list 9 common mistakes in written English - I am guilty of some, and from what I see, they are also problematic for non-native speakers! Points 1 and 6 are particular bugbears of mine.

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Academic job applications: five mistakes to avoid

Academic job applications: five mistakes to avoid | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Impress employers with your positivity and attention to detail, says our Cambridge expert on research jobs
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I confirm what the author writes - such mistakes are hugely irritating and they happen ALL THE TIME. Don't do it!

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Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application

Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Securing a postdoc position is fiercely competitive. We speak to academics and career advisers to see how you can improve your chances of standing out
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Some excellent advice about applying for a post-doc position - much of which is also relevant if you are applying for an assistant professor position too.

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4 Quick Tips for Better Writing in any Discipline | GradHacker @insidehighered

4 Quick Tips for Better Writing in any Discipline | GradHacker @insidehighered | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
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Top tips for good writing - I learnt something reading this, so you certainly will!

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A Tentative Taxonomy of Writing (in Grad School) | GradHacker @insidehighered

A Tentative Taxonomy of Writing (in Grad School) | GradHacker @insidehighered | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
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An excellent summary of what writing an academic paper really entails from the Gradhacker blog - yes, 4 versions is the norm, before you even start submitting to journals!

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10 ways to make the most of your time as a PhD student

10 ways to make the most of your time as a PhD student | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Get involved in events, join the chatter on Twitter – and don’t be put off by annoying words like ‘networking’
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You need to be proactive to make the most of your time in the PhD program - here is how to do it!

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Why Aren’t We Writing? | GradHacker @insidehighered

Why Aren’t We Writing? | GradHacker @insidehighered | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
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Having trouble getting motivated to write? Read this for some tips on how to beat writer's block.

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Job%20Market%20Guide%20and%20Advice%20--%202014-15%209-3-14.pdf

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This is an updated version of previously posted job market advice. It is for economists but the sections on appications, interviews and campus visits are a must-read for all future candidates.

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Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know

Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Trying to complete a PhD thesis in time for the October deadline? We share some advice on getting over that final hurdle
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This article is a bit British-centric but there is a lot of excellent advice about finishing up your PhD. 

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Compiling a Teaching Portfolio: An Introduction

Compiling a Teaching Portfolio: An Introduction | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Alessandra La Rocca Link is a guest author and PhD student in history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. You can find her on Twitter at @AlessandraLink2. Many graduate students first “meet” th...
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Worried about academic interviews? Here's how to handle tricky questions

Worried about academic interviews? Here's how to handle tricky questions | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Plenty of thinking ahead and clearly structured answers will help take the fear out of interviews. Steve Joy offers advice on 10 tough questions
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Here are some really common questions asked in academic interviews. They are all important, but a bad answer to question 1 is a deal-breaker for most recruiters.

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Academic CVs: 10 irritating mistakes

Academic CVs: 10 irritating mistakes | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Applications to academic jobs are notoriously convoluted, says Steve Joy – to make life easier, here's what not to do in your CV
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I know a number of you are working on job applications right now. Here is some good advice about academic CVs.

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Six Steps to Finding a Job after the PhD

Six Steps to Finding a Job after the PhD | SKEMA PhD Finance | Scoop.it
Eva Lantsoght is a Post Doc in Structural Engineering at Delft University of Technology and blogs about academia and concrete research on PhD Talk. You can follow her on twitter at @evalantsoght. E...
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Another excellent post from the Gradhacker blog. There is life after your PhD and you need to start preparing it NOW!

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