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Get your application noticed

Dear applicants for academic positions, Writing an academic application is one of the most consequential acts of your career as a scientist. Unless the hiring committee knows you, your work, or your supervisor/collaborators, a good application is the best way to be considered for a position. However, writing an application is a daunting task, which

The World Needs Interdisciplinarity: Lessons from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley

“Berkeley is less than the sum of its parts.” My first graduate school professor said this quote, the one I most remember from my first day of graduate school. By transferring from aerospace engineering to studies in global poverty and development in Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group (ERG), I knew I should expect a nontraditional