21. Two articles by Megan Pincus Kajitani, a graduate student career adviser at UC San Diego, were very helpful for me when I made the decision not to “finish.” These essays suggest that the definitions of success in the academic world need to be broadened and that individuals who opt to leave academe and choose alternative career paths are not failures. See Kajitani (2005) and Kajitani and Bryant (2005). The second article is directed at faculty, staff and grad students.

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