I once had a prominent scientist tell me that “it is better to share a cake with others than to eat a cookie [...]
John Garrison Marks is a guest author and doctoral candidate in history at Rice University. His research examines free people of color and racial identity in Spanish America and the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. You can find him on Twitter @johngmarks, and at his personal blog johngmarks.com
There is no denying that the modern academic pursuit requires a LOT of chair time, most likely while next to or staring at 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.
It’s happened to the best of us. First, the question: “so, what is your research on?” Then, the blank stare as [...]
As a graduate student you’ll have plenty of books to read; some you’ll buy, others you’ll borrow. I personally enjoy spending countless hours mining used bookstores for [...]
My name is Emily, and I’m an evidence hoarder. Really. I’m an historian by trade, and like many other researchers, I have a tendency to accumulate messy [...]
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.
The best advice I’ve received about surviving in the competitive world of grad school was passed down from [...]
In Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet (1887), John Watson meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time and struggles to figure out what it [...]
Even though you think that the rest of your life will consist of the lab and your computer, there will be [...]
In our crazy, everyday graduate student and “real” lives, how does one keep up with broader academic, discipline-specific, and tech trends? Should we [...]
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