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School’s out for summer, and GradHacker is going on its annual hiatus beginning this week. We will resume publication in August, so keep your eyes open for our fabulous fall line up of seasoned and new writers.
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Leslie Rott is a guest author who received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2013. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College. She blogs about chronic illness and higher education at her blog, Getting Closer To Myself. You can find her on […]
My graduate school recently invited an alumna with an MA in professional counseling to talk to us about careers outside academia. She talked about different reasons for switching fields and the ways we could translate our studies […]
Bill Cotter is a guest author and incoming dual PhD student in Anthropology & Linguistics at the University of Arizona. You can follow him on twitter @cotterw.
You’re fresh off your Bachelors or you’re in the final throes of your Masters and you see it coming over the horizon, PhD application season. You […]
Erin Bedford (@erinellyse) is a PhD student in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Pierre and Marie Curie University. Kelly Hanson (@krh121910) is a PhD Candidate in English at Indiana University–Bloomington.
This post began as a glimmer of hope, and perhaps a little delusion. When those of us […]
We all know how important—and challenging—it can be to find a good support system during the grad school process, but what happens when we become the mentors? As […]
Erin Breedlove is a guest author and will be a Master’s student in rehabilitation counseling at the University of Kentucky beginning in August. This post was originally published on her blog in January 2014. You may follow her on Twitter at @erinrbreedlove or on her own blog, My New Kentucky […]
Or, Maybe Somebody Ought to Do Something About Those Effing Sharks…
Today is the fourth day of a week of posts written by and for graduate students navigating grad school with disabilities. This article was submitted anonymously by a US-based post-doctoral researcher in STEM. For more information, see the original post on PhD(isabled), a blog for PhD students with […]
Brianne M. Collins is a guest author and PhD student in psychology at the University of Calgary. You can follow her on twitter at @BrianneMCollins
Imagine you are sitting in a classroom surrounded by fellow graduate students. The professor is talking, but you find yourself lost and confused. Looking around the room, your […]
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Guest author Chris Smith has worked his way through an undergrad, and now a postgrad, degree. He offers some tips: bit.ly/2dxiZ4T
Any advice for working while earning a degree? Guest blogger Chris Smith reflects on his extracurricular employment: bit.ly/2dCAkWB
"Confident, empowered, in control." PhD candidate Laura McCoy on how our research soundtracks can enhance our work: bit.ly/2cziZMb