When doing research, sometimes it is easy to forget about the actual research project as you jump through all the hoops to get your IRB approved, find your subjects, honing in on your questions, etc. For those of us doing more qualitative work, there can be another huge layer of work involved interviewing subjects […]
Right now I am in the midst of the I-haven’t-washed-my-hair-in-a-week, merciful-heavens-when-will-it-be-over, end-of-semester rush: a state to which I suspect a few Gradhacker readers can relate. When I’m overwhelmed, I find myself daydreaming of the idyllic summer days when I can spend hours in front of my computer doing Fun Tech Stuff instead of spending hours […]
Pinterest is the latest social media network to hit the interwebs, and has done so with a flurry. The tool itself is simple: when you find something you think is interesting, you “pin” it to a topical Pinterest board that you have created. This reveals a collection of “pins” about different topics or themes. […]
Maureen Terese McCarthy is a PhD Candidate in English and the Manager of Goizueta Business School’s Business Writing Center at Emory University. Her dissertation explores interracial and nontraditional families in nineteenth-century U.S. literature. Find her on twitter @maureentmcc
Graduate school can make you feel “less than,” but every step of grad school (and […]
From Thursday morning to Saturday night, I have been (and will continue to be) reporting live from the Society for American Archaeology 2012 conference in Memphis, TN. I am currently a second year PhD graduate student in Anthropology, with a focus on Archaeology. Conferences are important, regardless of your discipline. As a grad student […]
Being “well” covers all sorts of areas often ignored by busy grad students. Often we are very concerned with avoiding germs in order to chug through our semester, teaching loads, comps, and writing.
This is especially apparent when we are in the final weeks of the semester. No one wants to get sick during a […]
I was without pets for the first years of my life. I did have the occasional goldfish, which lived in a large bowl in my parents’ living room for a few weeks before inexplicably committing suicide by leaping out of said fishbowl and into the radiator. When my age reached the double digits, I graduated […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about using Twitter as way to develop an academic identity. Mike M. asked me about the large amount of people who I follow and how I go about “filtering out the noise.” That question inspired this post because I realized that, while I spend a lot […]
At my institution, spring break is now a good three weeks behind us. As the academic year lets out its last gasp of life, the natural world is teeming. At least, it is here in southern Indiana, where we’ve been blessed—er, cursed, depending on your tolerance to tree pollen—with an extremely early spring.
Check out the newest episode over at podcast.gradhacker.org! Alex and Andrea interview Ethan Watrall and Amanda French to discuss THATCamp; what is it and why should grad students care? The hosts then discuss a number of Gradhacker stories.
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