Late Graduate

Late Graduate Stage

Graduate students who are finishing their graduate school career can find assistance when writing the dissertation paper.  There is also information that will assist in publishing research, conference etiquette, and early career development assistance.  This page will help any graduate student have a successful graduation and lay the groundwork to have a successful launch to their career.

For more advice read our academic career guide Scaling the Ivory Tower. In addition, we have the mentoring resource pageadvice from IHS faculty, and a page highlighting what IHS can do for you.

 

 

Writing/Publishing

Steven Horwitz’s Guide to Writing Formal Academic Papers, Bad Titles Hurt Good Papers, eCrack is Hazardous to your Dissertation’s Health, and Lots of Advice on Writing Well and Often. Even if you know how to write a paper there is still a lot to learn about where to publish: Should I Publish in a Mainstream or Classical Liberal Journal, Tyler Cowen on Academic Publishing, Carden and Coyne on Academic Publishing, Find the Right Journal for Your Paper, Glenn Reynolds on e-Publishing, History Journals, Philosophy Journals, and Get it Published. Even if you don’t manage to get into the journal, or get published, we have advice for When They Reject Your Paper, and What to Do with Your Rejected Paper.  By this stage in your career you should be pretty familiar with Google: Using Google Scholar To Your Advantage and Google Scholar Opens Up Its Citations.

Steve Horwitz’s Guide to Writing Formal Academic Papers
Glenn Reynolds on e-Publishing
Tyler Cowen on Academic Publishing
Carden and Coyne on Academic Publishing

Find the Right Journal for Your Paper
Should I Publish in a Mainstream or Classical Liberal Journal
Submitting Papers to Journals: History
Submitting Papers to Journals: Philosophy

Get it Published
What Should You Do With a Paper After It’s Been Published?
Bad Titles Hurt Good Papers
So They Rejected Your Paper
What to Do with Your Rejected Paper

Lots of Advice on Writing Well and Often
Google Scholar Opens Up Its Citations
Using Google Scholar To Your Advantage

Podcast: Writing Your Dissertation and Setting a Research Agenda: An interview with Dr. Mike Munger
Dr. Steve Davies – Finish Your Dissertation
eCrack is Hazardous to your Dissertation’s Health

The Art of Writing Proposals
Why Submit Your Work to Academic Journals?
Dealing With Rejection From Academic Journals
What To Do When An Academic Journal Accepts Your Work
Guides to Scholarly Publishing
Becoming a Public Intellectual: Writing Op-Eds
Becoming a Public Intellectual: Inspiration for Op-Eds
Writing Op-Eds as an Academic
Thomas Sowell: Some Thoughts about Writing
Dr. Steve Davies – You Are A Writer
Podcast: Writing for the Media as Academics
Roundup: Advice on Academic Writing

Networking

For all things in life, networking is an important skill to develop. Dr. Nigel Ashford’s Networking Notes are a great place to start learning about networking. Another good place to start for academics is IHS’ Succeeding in the World of Ideas: A Career Development Guide for Students. As a graduate student you will have more opportunities to attend conferences.  Phil Magness has advice on Attending Conferences Cheaply  and Jacob Levy has general advice about Attending Academic Conferences. Advice on approaching the end of your time as a graduate student and entering the market: Coming to Terms with the Job Market as a Grad Student: Professionalism and Gratitude. Some other bits of networking advice include: Three Things You Should Never Say to a Mentor,  Using Social Media to your Advantage as an Academic, One Piece of Advice: Anthony Davies, and Be Bold!

Dr. Nigel Ashford’s Networking Notes
Using Social Media to your Advantage as an Academic
Can I Afford This Conference? Attending Conferences Cheaply with Phil Magness
Jacob Levy on Attending Academic Conferences
Three Things You Should Never Say to a Mentor
Succeeding in the World of Ideas: A Career Development Guide for Students
Be Bold!
Why You Need Mentors
Finding a Mentor
Make the Most of Your Travels
Drinking Etiquette for Graduate Students with Professor Jeremy Horpedahl
Writing Better Email: Subject Lines
Don’t Be A Lunch Tax
Coming to Terms with the Job Market as a Grad Student: Professionalism and Gratitude
Attending Conferences as a Philosophical Outsider: One Graduate Student’s Experience
Be A Colleague, Not A Pest
Two Things to Consider When Developing an E-Portfolio
Dressing Etiquette: What is Business Casual?
Lunch Is An Opportunity
Productive Hanging Out
Dr. Steve Davies on Selling Yourself
Jacob Levy on Attending Academic Conferences
“So, What Do You Work On?”: The Academic Elevator Pitch

Applying

As a late graduate student looking towards the future its important to know about Adjuncting: How to Get Your Foot in the Door and Coming to Terms with the Job Market as a Grad Student: Professionalism and Gratitude. More specific career advice:
Fellowships for Aspiring Law Professors, History Graduate Program Rankings and Job Placement Records, and Economics Graduate Program Rankings and Job Placement Records.

Fellowships for Aspiring Law Professors
How IHS Program Officers Can Help You
Be Bold!
Everything You Need to Know about Academia from Admissions to Tenure
Adjuncting: How to Get Your Foot in the Door
History Graduate Program Rankings and Job Placement Records
Economics Graduate Program Rankings and Job Placement Records
Coming to Terms with the Job Market as a Grad Student: Professionalism and Gratitude
Reference Letter Tips
Succeeding in the World of Ideas: A Career Development Guide for Students

Interview

How IHS Program Officers Can Help You
Coming to Terms with the Job Market as a Grad Student: Professionalism and Gratitude
Succeeding in the World of Ideas: A Career Development Guide for Students
The Question within the Question: What Interviewers Are Really Asking

Research

Maximizing and Measuring the Impact of your Research
Dr. Steve Davies – Developing Future Research Interests As a Grad Student
Dr. Steve Davies – Research Topics and Applying to Grad School
Academic Tech: Reasons to Consider An eReader for Academic Research
What Can Google Scholar Do For You?
Stay Up To Date on Recent Scholarship with Content Alerts
Podcast: Recapping the Southern Economic Association Conference
The Impact of Digital Media on the Academic Community
Will the Digitization of Documents Change the Way We Research?

Funding

How IHS Program Officers Can Help You
Tips and Pitfalls for Research Funding in Grad School
The Art of Writing Proposals
Podcast: Mike Munger on obtaining research funding
Creative Research Funding Tips
Etiquette for Emailing Scholarship Programs

Time Management

Podcast: Time Management and Setting Priorities in Grad School
The Art of Writing Proposals
Podcast: Mike Munger on obtaining research funding
Creative Research Funding Tips
Etiquette for Emailing Scholarship Programs

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