My first five years of grad school, I lived within walking distance of the campus. I always felt that being close to the university community was important for bonding with other students and becoming a part of the general area. I loved spending my Sundays buying fresh vegetables from the university’s farmers markets, visiting [...]
I recently had the experience of overhearing a few faculty discussing a particularly annoying grad student habit: the sending of a really bad email to a faculty member. As we are all well aware, the majority of our work is done over email. Figuring out email etiquette is an essential skill as both [...]
In our crazy, everyday graduate student and “real” lives, how does one keep up with broader academic, discipline-specific, and tech trends? Should we [...]
If you had told me three years ago that I would be a proponent of collaboration in the humanities, I would have laughed at you. Three years ago, I [...]
Announcing our first theme week of the semester, “If I had only known…” This week, Katy, Natascha, and Andrea share their reflections and advice on surviving graduate school. Below, our readers offer their best tips to get you through the year (or five)! To share yours, tweet using #gh_tips.
I’ve always had a problem with lab notebooks. Something about cutting and pasting the results of cutting edge research into a paper-lined notebook [...]
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.
As a lab citizen, you may be responsible for supervising undergraduate senior/honors thesis projects. With all of [...]
Kelly Hanson is a PhD candidate in English at Indiana University, Bloomington. You can find her on Twitter at @krh121910.
Ever feel like writing is a hopeless battle? I’ve been re-reading the Harry Potter series this summer as a break from dissertation research, and while [...]
Many of us in the sciences begin graduate school not only with classes, but with extensive lab rotations that center upon completing bench [...]
If you planned your summer like I did, you likely didn’t complete half of what you set out to do. As a graduate student, I know how difficult it can be to transition from a leisurely summer to a more structured semester. In the next few weeks people will be returning from fieldwork [...]
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