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Depression afflicts almost half of STEM graduate students at UC Berkeley
Between 42 percent and 48 percent of University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. students in science and engineering are depressed, according to data from a report released by the university's Graduate Assembly. Science and engineering Ph.D. students also report minimal career optimism and academic engagement, according to additional analyses conducted by study author Galen Panger, who is a Ph.D. student at the UC Berkeley School of Information, in collaboration with Science Careers.
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10 job search commandments to break right now
It is a massive pain in the neck to sit at your computer and fill out endless forms and fields in an online job application. It is a tedious process and some of the questions are very insulting. It's pointless — the best you might do is to get a terse auto-responder email message a few months down the road to tell you that your materials will be kept on file. Your gut screams "This is stupid — there must be a better way to get a job!" and luckily there is. Here are 10 traditional Job Search Commandments you should break at the earliest opportunity.
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The weakening definition of 'diversity'
The Atlantic
What qualifies as a "diverse" workplace? Does it mean that employees are of a variety of different races and genders? Or does it mean they've had a variety of life experiences? Millennials seem to be tilting toward that latter, more easily attainable vision. A recent study from Deloitte and the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, found that when it comes to defining diversity, rather than focusing on demographic features, such as race, or gender, millennials — those born roughly between 1980 and 2000 — are more concerned with hiring those who may have different cognitive viewpoints due to growing up in a different part of the country or attending a different type of school.
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The next generation of STEM: Students at the cutting edge of innovation
U.S. News & World Report
Engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math fields over the last five years has emerged as a national priority not just for the nation's educational system, but also for the economy, as forecasts have shown a need for millions more workers with STEM skills. And though the tide is turning, educators, politicians and employers alike say there's still a long way to go.
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How to show trustworthiness in a job interview
Harvard Business Review
Most advice about job interviews is about how to assess a candidate's skills, if you're the interviewer, and how to demonstrate your skills if you’re the candidate – so that you will come across as smart and motivated. And there, right out of the gate, we've got a problem. Because the most important thing to get across in an interview is not that you are smart and motivated – it's that you are trustworthy.
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Los Angeles is next in battle over all-girls science, tech schools
NBC News
From Google to Facebook, the nation's biggest tech companies are dealing with work forces that look a lot alike — white and overwhelmingly male. But the problems for girls start in grade schools, some say, well before future innovators arrive in places like Silicon Valley. One determined band of Los Angeles educators thinks it has an answer: a girls-only public school that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math — designed to boost girls' flagging performance in those STEM subjects compared to their male peers.
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Common resume mistakes that could cost you the job
It bears repeating: First impressions are critical to getting your resume past an initial screening, whether it's by an applicant tracking system, a human recruiter or hiring manager. Taking full advantage of those precious few first seconds is key to getting your resume seen. Make sure it gets noticed for the right reasons by ensuring that you don't make these six common mistakes.
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