This site is a collection of professional development resources especially for Religious Studies graduate students. Some are general, some are specific to the discipline. Here they are linked and sorted, and they will eventually be annotated to help summarize the many suggestions out there for surviving and thriving in academia. Read, apply thought, exercise choice, and good luck as you make your way through the difficult but rewarding journey of graduate education.
Please let me know of other resources that you have found useful and I will add them. If you have suggestions for how to make this collection more useful, let me know that as well! Email Kristy Slominski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most useful links:
- The Professor is In, a blog by Karen Kelsky
- “Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years”, by Harvard University
- “How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students”, University of Michigan
- Chronicle of Higher Education, especially its advice section for graduate student
- Inside Higher Education, especially its career advice section called Ph.Do
- gradhacker, a blog
- DiRT: Digital Research Tools Wiki
- American Academy of Religion, the largest professional organization for Religious Studies scholars
- The Religious Studies Project, podcasting project/ list of opportunities by the BASR