In this monthly newsletter sent on the final Thursday of each month, I discuss trends in higher education and share resources and information on career & professional development topics relevant for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and those who support them.
Now vs Later: How Immediate Reward Selection Bias May be a Risk Factor for Addiction
This month's blog post is not focused on a career and professional development topic. Rather, it centers around a core experiment from my Ph.D. dissertation. I share it here as I hope it models the importance of communicating the impact of one's research to a general audience. This is a critical skill for graduate students and postdocs. You must be able to convey why the work you are doing is important and how it addresses an issue/problem in the world.
As we approach Thanksgiving in the United States, I am spotlighting this past post that deals with the importance of perspective taking, being thankful for what you have, and not getting caught up in comparing yourself to others.
Part 1 of a 2-part series. While this post was written back in May 2020 under a different Presidential administration in the US, many of the points it raises about the challenges of international researchers searching for employment in the US are still quite relevant.
Will our higher education institutions embrace this coming change? Or will companies such as Google leverage their own certification and training processes to undercut the university business model? Is there the possibility of leveraging the community aspect of universities to greater effect to inject more humanity into the education of students?
Predicting exactly what the future of higher education, training, and employment will look like is an impossible task given the rate of change taking place leading up to and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Change is definitely coming, though.
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