“Study hard, earn good grades and career success will follow. Actually, a new study finds that this common advice given to college students isn’t true.” According to an article at Inside Higher Ed, women in STEM fields face a steep consequence for being, well, too good. When everyone tells them to be perfect and their projects must always be twice as good to get attention, how can women overcome this new curve ball? Read it here.
Are you an introvert? Does networking feel “slimy” to you? The fact is that a lot of jobs are earned through schmoozing, which a lot of people–especially students and those new to the working world–find uncomfortable.
When can a typo crater your chances at an academic career? Shouldn’t hiring committees forgive these things? You are human, after all! The Chronicle of Higher Education makes the case for an extra round (or two) of proofreading. Read it here.
Concrete is one of the most ubiquitous materials that make up our cities, but few outside of civil engineers give it much thought. Here, from Practical Engineering, is a short and interesting take on the basics of concrete mixing.