Tag: profession

Don’t Send a Weird Application

Once again, I wish I didn’t have to write this post.  But I have seen these applications, so, evidently, people believe they are a good idea.  So here it is: Don’t do anything weird in your application. What constitutes “weird”?  This encompasses a broad range of… let’s call them “unique” decisions.  Below are some examples.

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A Tale of Faculty Searching: Guest Post

Today’s post is from a mentee of mine whom I have known for almost twenty years.  She has a daughter (who has now gone to college), and I thought she could provide a perspective on job searching with different family considerations to mine.  Enjoy! I am a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist who recently completed a Ph.D.

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Would you Rather Be Smart or Have a Good Personality?

I belong to a private Facebook group for those who graduated in my class in vet school.  When a discussion about grades came up, one of my classmates pointed out many internship programs select people that are easy to get along with over the ones with amazing grades.  My reply was, “Oh man, personality trumps

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Leave a Faculty Job with Class

People routinely change jobs, even in a small field like academic veterinary medicine. Sometimes people go into private practice, or enter from private practice. Sometimes moves are necessary due to family circumstances. In the worst case, sometimes the institution where you are working is not a good situation for you. Whatever the reason, you need

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