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Yes, it is probably worth it. It makes it easy to find in a quick scan of the CV. Many of the readers will want to rely on getting essential information quickly. If you are at the point in your career where one publication is good, or even exceptional, then, yes, single it out. For admissions and hiring committees the first job is to take a pile of too-many ...


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Congrats on your new job! One way you might be able to turn these feelings into something positive is to use whatever influence your position affords to help the students or non-tenure track faculty in your department. You can't fix the limited availability of positions, or competition for them, but maybe you can play a role in making your department as ...


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It very much depends on two factors: your relationship with your advisors how influential they are in the area of your interest And then it depends on other factors like: How comfortable are they with recommending people aggressively How does your actual skill-set and experience look like Have you worked with the prospective company / department of your ...


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My advisors wrote generic recommendation letters and uploaded them to Interfolio, and that was pretty much it. That said, my relationship with them was very transactional and so I never felt comfortable asking for anything other than recommendation letters. Personally, I think advisors should help with the job hunt, and should take the initiative to offer ...


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Some universities specifically tell supervisors that helping students find a job is not part of the supervisor's responsibility. Most supervisors will give advice. Some may provide more help than that. Is it true that graduates often get positions just by having their advisor make a "phone call"? This would be extremely rare. Some might ...


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I think it's reasonable to expect a PhD advisor to make introductions but not to place you into jobs. They should help introduce you to people at conferences, both directly 1 to 1 or by supporting you in getting opportunities to present. They should introduce you to visiting professors when they come to tour your space/give a talk to your department. They ...


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Walden is just a scam like the Trump "University". The degrees from these bogus schools aren't really worth anything.


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I am a first year Computer Science undergrad student, not an engineer yet. When I started my studies, I met with a few software engineers and they imparted the following advice to me. Develop deep knowledge in one area and have a good understanding of other areas related to it. Become a T-shaped person. If your passion is programming, software engineering, ...


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Coding is a useful skill but not a career. You are unlikely to need any additional degrees but some self study would be very useful. A coding bootcamp in, say Python, might be a place to start if you haven't programmed before. But you will need some additional work in algorithms and their analysis as well as computing theory (computability, for example). ...


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