Natascha Chtena is a PhD student in Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter@nataschachtena
When applying to PhD programs, I was often advised to consider an acceptance without departmental funding as a polite rejection. I chose to pursue an unfunded PhD regardless. Partly […]
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The University of Michigan. Her research focuses on secondary teachers’ digital practices and social networks. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital.
In my field, it’s conference proposal season. […]
The graduate school job market outlook is frightening. The top option when searching “PhD job market” online is an article titled “The Ph.D. Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists.” That’s not very optimistic, and the article argues that not only will 35% of graduate students with PhDs not get a […]
Ashley Sanders is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Michigan State University. You can follow her on Twitter at […]
Christopher Garland is a guest author who is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. He begins his job search in Fall 2013. Visit his website for more information.
Two months ago, on a particularly sweltering afternoon at a large, southern R1 university, I bumped into Arun, a fellow PhD […]
Andrea Zellner is a Phd student in the Ed Tech/Ed Psych program at Michigan State University and the pinner behind GradHacker. She can be found procrastinating on Pinterest and on Twitter at @AndreaZellner.
GradHacker first discussed the social network Pinterest in April of 2012, and we are finally taking our own […]
Kelly Hanson is a PhD candidate in English at Indiana University, Bloomington. You can find her on Twitter during her work hours at @krh121910.
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received about graduate school came during my last semester of coursework. The professor, while talking more broadly about academia, said […]
Erin Bedford is a PhD student in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University (Paris VI) in a co-supervised program. You can find her on Twitter at @erinellyse.
Everyone in research knows how frustrating it can be to lose motivation. Sometimes it’s due to an outside event, other times, it […]
Many of us regularly refer students to different university services. Without batting an eye, I’ve encouraged students to visit the […]
Kaitlin Gallagher is a PhD Candidate specializing in Biomechanics at the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and a permanent author for GradHacker. You can follow her on twitter at @KtlnG.
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