Conferences are an integral part of developing oneself as an academic, especially for a graduate student. The fact that there have been multiple articles about conferences from GradHacker further […]
Excited, confident, optimistic, stressed out, anxious, terrified… How you feel going into your job interview greatly depends on your preparation. Put […]
Kelly Hanson is a PhD Candidate at Indiana University–Bloomington. You can find her on Twitter @krh121910.
This morning, I got a text message from my childhood best friend, telling me she had gotten into graduate school. I of course called her immediately and we chatted excitedly. But there were also questions swirling […]
There is a big difference between the research posters we make in graduate school compared with our seventh grade science projects. Some of us, […]
Laura Mitchell is a guest author and an M.A. candidate in Public Humanities at Brown University. You can find her on Twitter @lb_mitch.
It’s not news that boundaries are blurring between the academy and practitioners in non-academic settings. From the ever-expanding alt-ac and post-ac conversation to trends in engaged scholarship, the ability […]
Every semester I try to find new ways to improve the way I write and teach. In previous years I’ve committed to learning Photoshop to create better […]
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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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 […]
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