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 [...]
Andrea Zellner is a Phd student in the Ed Psych/Ed Tech program at Michigan State University. She can be found on Twitter at @AndreaZellner.
As Phd students, it is common that we are expected to join the ranks of working academics in peer reviewing for conferences and journals. While the logistics of this [...]
Ashley Sanders is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Michigan State University. You can follow her on Twitter at [...]
Christopher Garland is a guest author who is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. He begins his job search in Fall 2013. Visit his website for more information.
Two months ago, on a particularly sweltering afternoon at a large, southern R1 university, I bumped into Arun, a fellow PhD [...]
Kayla P. Solinsky is a guest author who is currently a fourth year PhD candidate in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. You can follow her on twitter at @kayla_paulk or on her blog: http://crackthetower.wordpress.com.
Please allow me to state the obvious: graduate school is one of the most mentally [...]
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