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.
Congratulations on becoming a grad student! You feel great about because you were one of a select few […]
So many people equate graduate school with the pursuit of an intellectual passion. Right alongside this line of thinking is the assumption that doing […]
What do you do when experiences during (and possibly related to) grad school paralyze you with fear or other strong emotions? […]
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 in October 2013. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital.
I always wanted to be […]
Katy Meyers is a PhD graduate student specializing in Mortuary Archaeology at Michigan State University in the Department of Anthropology, and a permanent author for GradHacker. You can follow her on twitter at @BonesDoNotLie.
Last semester I took my comprehensive exams for my PhD. This involved 18 months of reading, creating two 30-page […]
Happy New Year, GradHackers!
It’s my first day back at my writing desk since my Holiday Hiatus, and I’m thinking a lot about what I want from 2014: what I […]
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The University of Michigan. Her research focuses on secondary teachers’ digital practices and social networks. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital.
Wait! Don’t stop reading, grad […]
When people ask me what I actually do all day, I tell them: I sit and read. I also sit and write, and I also sit-while-driving. The demands of my scholarship require […]
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
When applying to PhD programs, I was often advised to consider an acceptance without departmental funding as a polite rejection. I chose to pursue an unfunded PhD regardless. Partly […]
Many of us regularly refer students to different university services. Without batting an eye, I’ve encouraged students to visit the […]
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