Preparing for a Career at a Teaching-Focused Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI)

If as a grad student, you are anything like I was, then you likely know you are already interested in becoming a professor at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI). This article is for you. If you haven’t even heard of a PUI before, don’t worry, this article can still be for you!

The Importance of Making and Maintaining Connections

The article emphasizes the importance of building and maintaining a strong professional network. It suggests that quality is more important than quantity when it comes to connections. It advises connecting with current and past colleagues, as well as individuals in your field of interest. Engaging with your network through platforms like LinkedIn, sharing relevant content, and having face-to-face or virtual meetings can help strengthen relationships. The article highlights the benefits of maintaining an active network, including access to hidden job opportunities. It encourages providing value to your connections without expecting anything in return. The key message is to establish meaningful connections, engage with them over time, and be willing to offer and seek assistance within your network.

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