Hey, GradHacker readers! As you may have noticed, we’re no longer posting at this site—but we haven’t stopped writing about the grad school experience. Find our latest posts over at Inside Higher Ed. And to make sure you don’t miss out on a single word of GradHacker, follow us on Twitter […]
I miss teaching. Last year, I worked as a teaching assistant for two traditional courses and one online course. In many ways, […]
Katy Meyers is a PhD student at Michigan State University in the Department of Anthropology. With Alex Galarza, she is one of the original creators and a co-editor of GradHacker. Follow her at on her blog and at @bonesdonotlie.
“Let’s not sugar coat this, grad school is tough”
I’ve been highly visible online since I started my PhD at MSU. Within my first month of grad school here I developed the ‘Bones Don’t […]
Alicia Peaker is the GradHacker Development Editor and a PhD candidate in English at Northeastern University. Her research examines women’s literary and artistic contributions to ecological discourses in the first half of the twentieth century. She tweets @aliciapeaker and blogs here.
Katie Shives is a PhD candidate in Microbiology at the University […]
Auriel Fournier is a PhD student in the Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on the fall migration of secretive marsh birds and how they utilize different kinds of wetlands. She tweets bird and grad school related things @amv_fournier and writes for Birds and […]
Katie Irwin is a guest author and doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on rhetoric, gender, and rural reform during the early 20th century. You can find her on Twitter @katieirwin.
I am someone who does the “grad school thing” pretty well. […]
This week, GradHacker ran it’s very first photo contest. We asked our readers to submit photos of their workspaces: the good, the bad, the ugly, and you responded in force! We saw libraries filled with books, pets in baskets and on windowsills, hacked standing desks (one with a treadmill!), re-purposed thrift store finds, shared desks, messy desks, […]
Natascha Chtena is a PhD student in Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @nataschachtena.
As long as you are pursuing a PhD, most people assume that you love or at least like teaching. Pressure increases if your degree is in the humanities […]
“Skill is the result of deliberate, consistent practice. And in early stage practice, quantity and speed trump absolute […]
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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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