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Talking with grad students about "soft skills" for the academic job market

By Jennifer DeBoer, Postdoctoral Associate for Education Research

On Monday night I had the pleasure of sharing my experiences on a panel hosted by the MIT Graduate Student Council’s Academic, Research and Careers Committee.  (Video of the panel is forthcoming for those who could not attend.)  The discussion was focused on “soft skills” for the academic job market, those skills and experiences beyond a publication record that often get forgotten with the laser-focus on articles and conference papers.