Many of us in the sciences begin graduate school not only with classes, but with extensive lab rotations that center upon completing bench […]
Sometimes events happen that are completely unexpected and out of our control, and are capable of disrupting our lives and rapidly shifting our […]
Katie Shives is a PhD candidate in Microbiology at the University of Colorado. During her free time she writes about microbes at kdshives.com and on Twitter @KDShives.
One of the major aspects of academia is sharing your research through public presentations. While public speaking can be stressful, it is a great opportunity […]
KD Shives is a PhD candidate in Microbiology at the University of Colorado. During her free time she writes about microbes at kdshives.com and on Twitter @KDShives.
While my last post focused on the written aspect of comprehensive exams, for many graduate students there is another, […]
Anyone who had pursued a graduate level education knows that there is a great deal of work involved. At times, this workload can become overwhelming for any student once it follows you home and won’t leave. However, it is times like this that we have to think back to the iconic line from The Shining: […]
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 […]
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One of the *many* new realities of graduate study is that the "traditional" student is no longer all that common. F… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…