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Academic Job Dilemma: My PI screwing me over?

I have a staff position in academic research. I received a verbal job offer two and a half weeks ago for a higher position in a different lab, and I gave notice to my current PI (my boss) immediately. I haven't gotten the official job offer yet, and I think my PI might cause me to lose the offer... Also, I'm kind of just freaked out in general and need some fresh eyes. Am I freaking over nothing, or is trouble brewing here? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on May 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Quarter Life Crisis + Indecision Paralysis: How to deal & move forward?

I'm a 26 year old female "Commitment Phobe" seeking advice on 1) How to feel ok making a temporary/final decision about what to do with my life and 2) When to scrap, adjust, or follow through on my decisions when the going gets tough? Messy details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me find the right Master’s Programme specialising in Oil in Germany

Hi there, I’m in a conundrum - I hold a Bachelors Degree in Physics and I am currently searching for a Master’s Programme at a German University specialising in the management of Oil resources and/or the relation to Oil and Physics that I studied. [more inside]
posted by theTrap on Dec 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Jobless, rudderless and miserable post-graduation.

I am utterly, terrifyingly directionless after I left grad school early for financial reasons--I'm jobless and clueless. How can I redirect myself and get back on track? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 6, 2013 - 14 answers

What's it like being a university staff lifer?

After three and half years as a university staff member, I'm trying to figure out my next step. Tell me about your college staff career and help me decide whether the field is right for me, longterm. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Apr 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me find my inner unicorn tamer

Help me consider interesting and unconventional career choices out of university [more inside]
posted by awesomathon on Jan 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Make me less of an academic island!

I'm a PhD student, and I'd like to do more academic networking over email. How does this work, and what should the emails sound like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I feel good about finding a job and starting a career?

How can I feel good about finding a job and starting a career? Caution: personal details inside. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Mar 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Networking for Success

networking filter: My university organizes a lot of networking/recruiting sessions for the upcoming co-op term. Teach me to make the best of these sessions! [more inside]
posted by Danniman on Mar 29, 2011 - 6 answers

What goes in my "Publications" section?

Journalist with academic aspirations has a CV question. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Feb 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Life in Sheffield?

What's life like in Sheffield, UK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2010 - 9 answers

I want to kick some cognitive memory ass!

I just got hired at a psychology research lab at a very prestigious university. I have no background in academic research and very little academic background in this field. I have an associates degree in humanities, and psychology is a field that interests me greatly. What can I do to not mess this up? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 23, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I convey university grades when applying internationally?

I'm a physics graduate trying to sell myself to potential employers in a variety of industries. One of the points I'm trying to emphasize when applying is that I did comparatively well at university. However, I'm unsure how to best convey that fact to international employers. [more inside]
posted by themel on Nov 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Is it worth it to drop my work in favor of school?

Should I quit my job in order to better focus on my academics? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 4, 2010 - 4 answers

What can a BSc of Physics do for a living, other than flipping burgers?

Finishing a BSc in physics. What are my job prospects? Do I need to study some more? [more inside]
posted by ye#ara on Jun 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Background Cheque Republic

I'm applying for a position at my school that is mine contingent on passing a background check/"live scan" screening by the University's Police department. Therein lies my conundrum... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I help someone escape Retail management?

Trying to help a family member out. He graduated with a BS in business administration but feels stuck in retail. Help plot his next course of attack. [more inside]
posted by InvestorMD on Jan 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Can someone attend school full-time and still get unemployment in Illinois?

Is it legal to draw unemployment benefits in Illinois while attending college as a full-time student? [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Jul 30, 2009 - 5 answers

You say you're an academic technologist? Tell me more!

Circumstances have led me to apply for university instructional technologist positions even though this is not what I have specifically trained to do. Now that I am getting interviews, I need perspective/resources. [more inside]
posted by mrmojoflying on Apr 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Tell me about your job at a college or university

Tell me about your (non-teaching) job at a US college or university! [more inside]
posted by misoramen on Aug 14, 2008 - 27 answers

Balancing work experience and college?

I am switching from full-time college with a part-time job to part-time college with a full-time job to gain more experience. I'm in the Web software development industry. How do I keep motivated and not get discouraged? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Personally, I'd rather be a rock star...

What can I do with a degree in Physics? What doors and pathways will it open for me? How long will I need to study before I am able to call my self a Physicist and make a meaningful contribution in my field? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on May 17, 2008 - 29 answers

A sure MIIS.

What can you tell me about the Monterey Institute of International Studies? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Oct 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Majorly unemployable?

Is it alright for me to leave my specific field of study from my resume if employers might find it...offputting? [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Apr 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Teaching studio art at a university.

How does one get a tenure-track job as a studio art professor? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Jan 3, 2006 - 14 answers

Dressing past the interview...

What should I wear to work in a higher education student services setting? Interview attire is one thing - I'm all set with that. But once I get the job, what should I wear to work? I want to build up my professional wardrobe and I want to do it right. [more inside]
posted by srah on Sep 23, 2005 - 15 answers

best major for international student future visa

A young woman that I am helping has recently left her home country (a totalitarian regime by any account) and is going to be attending undergraduate university in the U.S. in the fall. The school has given her a full ride as her family lives in extreme poverty. After she is done with school, she'll probably want to stay in the U.S., what sort of major should she choose so that she'll have the best chance of getting a job after that will provide her with a visa? I know some will say to choose what she loves, but she needs to be strategic.
posted by k8t on Jun 24, 2005 - 22 answers

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