This is a personal narrative of how I’m trying to strike a better balance in my life. For some people, finding a balance isn’t hard and taking time off doesn’t lead to guilt- I’m not one of those people. For those of you who are perfectionist workaholics like me (i.e. anyone who […]
Some of you reading this article are about to start your first round of graduate school interviews this spring. Many of these interviews will take place during what is known as recruitment weekend. However, this is a much different process than your standard job interview and you should be aware that there are some key […]
I’ve found that the end of 2012/beginning of 2013 has brought some changes to a number of services that I rely on for my Grad Student productivity/teaching/ writing/etc. Since it’s always hard to keep up with tech changes (especially when the pace of change seems to be daily, even hourly), I thought I’d share a […]
Graduate school is a competitive, stressful and extremely demanding environment. We’re all continuously trying to live up to everybody’s expectations: our supervisors’ expectations, our perfectionism-induced expectations of ourselves, while trying to meet the demands of students, a family and friends.
To stay sane in this pressure cooker, it’s important to come back […]
It’s a digital world, and I’m a digital girl. Well, sometimes. I use my Google calendar to remind me of every single event crammed into my days, my Dropbox account has all of my data and writing backed up so I can access it at any moment, I read off a Kindle […]
Back when I was a nervous, first-time instructor, my colleagues and I decided to include a multi-class blog in our First Year Comp classrooms. We […]
As of this post, we’re two weeks into January. By now you’ve come back to school and the serenity you felt while at home for the holidays may have vanished the minute you stepped back on campus. While it can be nice to get back to work, if you’re overly anxious or completely overwhelmed, you […]
The academic job market is a journey. A long, complex, stressful journey. I’m in the thick of this journey right now, having just arrived back from the Modern Language Association annual conference, where hundreds of scholarly hopefuls in English studies interviewed with search committees from universities all over the United States. Generally, the next step […]
This is a GradHacker guest post by Nathan Sanders, an Astronomy PhD graduate student at Harvard University. You can learn more about the AstroBites group at astrobites.org and follow them on twitter at @astrobites.
What did you do yesterday? I can tell you exactly what I did, because it’s the same […]
I don’t know about you, but when I come back to my work after the holiday break I get a serious case of the winter doldrums. Being in the throes of the Michigan winter, what I really want to do is snuggle up in some warm fleece and read murder-mysteries in between […]
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What would you say to your first-year graduate self? Regina S. Carter would say, "Speak truth in love," among other… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Regina Carter to her past self: "I know you agreed to give up six plus years of your life for minimum pay, maximum… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Once the Ph.D is over, it is sometimes easier to see your time in graduate school more clearly. Regina S. Carter sh… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…