One of the best aspects of earning a graduate degree is obtaining a high level of specialization in niche areas […]
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.
If you’re currently doing a PhD in a STEM field and don’t intend on staying in academia, you’re not alone. […]
“Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham, www.phdcomics.com. Used with permission.
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Liz Homan is a PhD candidate in English and Education at The University of Michigan. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital. Emily VanBuren is a PhD student in History at Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @emilydvb or at her […]
If you’ve been following academics on Twitter of late, you may have noticed an outpouring of feelings this month surrounding the annual MLA Convention, the conference for academics […]
Katy Meyers is a PhD graduate student specializing in Mortuary Archaeology at Michigan State University in the Department of Anthropology, and a permanent author for GradHacker. You can follow her on twitter at @BonesDoNotLie.
Last semester I took my comprehensive exams for my PhD. This involved 18 months of reading, creating two 30-page […]
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.
Over a year ago I wrote a GradHacker piece about books all grad students should […]
Shira Lurie is a guest author at GradHacker who recently received her MA in History from The University of Western Ontario and will begin her PhD at The University of Virginia next fall. Her research focuses on popular political dissent in the early American republic. You can find her on Twitter @shirby9 […]
Andrea Zellner is a Phd student in the Ed Psych/Ed Tech program at Michigan State University. She can be found on Twitter at @AndreaZellner.
I admit it. I’ve hit the wall. I reached a level of amotivation and apathy that, when I reflect on it, both impresses and worries me. My coursework […]
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 I started teaching a daily language course last quarter, grading pretty much took over my life. I was assigning and collecting homework every day, which in turn […]
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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…