How to do Good Research?
. On Being a Researcher
Advice to a Young Scientist
Disturbing the Universe
Surely You Are Joking, Mr. Feynmann
A Mathematician's Apology
The Double Helix
How to have a good career in computer science
Life after grad school - heaven or hell?
Time management and balance
Time management for new faculty
Book: Alan Lakien.
How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life.
(Recommended even by people who
You and Your Research
The Three Golden Rules for Successful Scientific Research
Tips for successful research
How to do good research, get it published in SIGKDD and get it cited!
(Many good tips)
DB reading list
AI reading list
BUGS in writing : a guide to debugging your prose
Strunk and White's
Elements of Style
gives the basic dos and don'ts.
The MLA's Line By Line
(Houghton Mifflin) is about editing at the sentence level.
Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers
(Harper and Row, 1985) is about composition.
Essay writing center
How to give a talk
by Patrick Winston
How to give a good talk
How to give a tutorial
Tips on giving a good demo
A lot of good advice on demo in research conferences)
How to be a demo God
Learn to demo
How to write unmaintainable code
Online PhD Guides
How to be a good graduate student/advisor
How To Do Research In the MIT AI Lab
Stanford graduate school survival guides
So long, and thanks for the PhD!
Graduate student resources on the web
Advice on research and writing
Berkeley Career Services: PhDs & Postdocs.
Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or a Ph.D. by Robert L. Peters, ISBN 0374524777.
Ingredients to a
Joseph Francisco, Monica Martinez-Aviles, Claudette Rosado-Reyes
Characteristics of a good advisor
Final Year Project
How to Write a PhD Thesis
Seven Steps to Writing a Dissertation
Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation
How to Write a Dissertation
How to Grade a Dissertation
Barbara E. Lovitts
Survival in the academy
Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering.
The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career.
By Goldsmith, Komlos and gold.
Computing Research Association
Chronicle of Higher Education
UW Self Study for 10-year review
John Wilkes's talk
"Is work hell? Life in industrial research"
Collections of advice
Collections from universities
UW CSE collection of advice on finding jobs
UIUC CS: How to Find Jobs
UCBerkeley Career Center
Stanford Career Development Center
U Chicago Career and Advising Services
UPenn Career Services
Job Search Details from Caltech
Collections from individuals
Applying for Jobs in Academia
Job Hunting Resources
Job Hunting Advice
Computer Science Faculty Job Search Resources
The Academic Job Search Handbook.
By Heiberger and Vick.
Job search in academe: strategic rhetorics for faculty job candidates.
By Formo and Reed.
Interviewing during a tight job market
, by Qiong Luo and Zack Ives
On the academic interview circuit: an end-to-end discussion
, by Ugur Cetintemel
Getting an academic job
, by Michael Ernst
Landing an academic job: the process and the pitfalls
, by Dantzig (
View from the interviewers
Tips for a Massive Academic Job Search
Many tips for women
Interviewing for research & teaching appointments
Academic Job Resources Checklist
Two-body job searches
Marianne Winslett, Xiaosong Ma and Ting Yu
Dragomir Radev's page of useful resources for graduating students
Questions to ask during an interview
Advice for Research, Communication, and Job Hunt
How to be Highly Effective People?
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
How to build the habits
Life is a Long and Continuous Process of Accumulation
The Angel Inside: Michelangelo's Secrets For Following Your Passion and Finding the Work You Love (
Last Lecture by
Very touching and inspiring!!!)
Learn to select and learn to give up
Teaching children to think positively
Stories for growth
Essential skills for your excellent career
How to Lead a Happy Life?
Do you see the beauty
25 ways to happiness
50 happy things in life
My Life's Little Secrets
Nine ways to find peace of mind