Katie Shives is a PhD candidate in Microbiology at the University of Colorado. During her free time she writes about microbiology-related topics at microbematters.org, kdshives.com, and on Twitter @KDShives.
We all have to present our work to others at some point in our graduate careers, and this commitment to public speaking can […]
In one of the worst academic job markets in history, many of us have been compelled to rethink our plans for […]
If you’ve done any digital work—and who isn’t doing digital these days—then you’ve probably heard the term “linked open data” tossed around. “Open data,” as […]
Last month I came back from a two month research trip to Ethiopia. I conducted archaeological excavations, lab analysis, archival research, and an exploratory survey of potential […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today begins one week of posts written by and for graduate students navigating grad school with disabilities. The post below was originally published at PhD(isabled) on October 27, 2013. PhD(isabled) is a space for PhD students with disability or chronic illness to share their experiences and expose structural oversights and problems in higher education.
@zaranosaur is a […]
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.
Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is everywhere. “Preparing a presentation” has become synonymous to “preparing […]
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Hey PhDs. How'd you manage to balance the job search with the final months of your dissertation? bit.ly/2duYUHk
Approaching the finish line? Microbiologist Katie Shives on searching for a job while dissertating: bit.ly/2eYL99c
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