Erin Bedford (@erinellyse) 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.
There are many recognizable stereotypes of PhD students—a scientist working in the lab until 3 am, a historian sitting in an old library at a table […]
Laura B. McGrath is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Michigan State University. Follow her on twitter @lbmcgrath.
I get nostalgic as summer arrives each year; I remember neglecting my homework to go play outside, so excited for the lawn sprinkler. And when school was finally over, well, life just couldn’t get […]
Kaitlin Gallagher is a PhD Candidate specializing in Biomechanics in 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.
All good things must come to an end. I’ve had a wonderful time writing for GradHacker over the past […]
I’m wrapping up the second year of my PhD in history, and it’s been a big one. This year, I figured out what I’m writing my dissertation about. […]
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 […]
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The University of Michigan. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital. This post is adapted from a previous post on the Rackham Graduate School Blog, April 2014.
Interdisciplinarity is a hip […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is the third article in a week-long series of posts written by and for graduate students navigating grad school with disabilities.
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The University of Michigan. This post is adapted from one she posted on her own blog […]
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From all of us at GradHacker, have a wonderful and productive summer. We'll see you again this autumn!
Writing your dissertation this summer? It's important to have a writing plan. Katie Shives advises: bit.ly/1UDMhrV
It's summer! Hoping to tackle some dissertation writing and need a little help? Katie Shives has you covered: bit.ly/1YwLoqS