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… changing directions


In my last post, I talked about beginnings, the importance of looking up at the road ahead and then taking the small steps to move forward in that direction.

Implicit in that post is the sense that as we walk down a road we come to crossroads, forks, and half-visible trails through the underbrush. At every junction, we make a new decision either to stay on this road or to fork off onto that other path.

I have been walking the path that is the Career’s Café blog since November 2010. It has been wonderful to blog here with Liz and Nicola. We have brought our different perspectives to the issues that you face as you walk your career path. I have enjoyed picking up on themes others have introduced as well as bringing my own perspective to this space.

However, it is now time for me to take another fork in the road. I will continue to write about the issues facing those who are pursuing academic careers on my own blog. And I hope to have other opportunities to write for University Affairs from time to time as I have in the past (on stress, on postdocs, and on your relationship with your supervisor).

The editors at University Affairs are taking a similar look at where things are going and Career’s Café will have new voices with new ideas. I am confident that it will continue to be an important resource for academics at all stages of their career in Canada.

Jo VanEvery is a career coach who specializes in helping academics. Find her at
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