Navigating life events as an academic

August 8, 2018

Life outside the academy never stops, and managing these external pressures on top of growing professional demands can leave academics feeling overwhelmed, writes Victoria Reyes. Reyes recommends being open with mentors and department chairs about when your personal life may impact your work, being your own best advocate, and taking life one day at a time. Finally, Reyes emphasizes the need to find someone to confide in and accepting that some professional commitments might need to be given up while prioritizing where to focus your energy. Inside Higher Ed