Kaitlin Gallagher is a PhD Candidate specializing in Biomechanics at 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.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), GradHacker will be publishing articles on Graduate Students’ Mental Health all this week. Want to join the conversation? Use #ghmiaw
Editorial Comment: This article was originally published on September 2, 2013 on Nash Turley’s blog and is republished here in its entirety. Nash Turley is […]
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 […]
Erin Bedford is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and in Chemistry at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) in a co-supervised program. You can find her on Twitter at @erinellyse.
I have a habit of falling in love with cities. […]
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
Honestly, I have a hard time understanding why barely anyone in higher ed ever talks openly about how intrinsic self-knowledge and self-awareness are to success, in grad […]
Graduate school is an academic, professional, and personal learning experience. It is an arduous journey that often takes numerous failures and mistakes to reach our destination. This week, Andrea and I will be reflecting on the first posts we wrote as part of GradHacker and what we have learned since then, and Natascha […]
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.
Maybe you’ve heard that old adage, “you are what […]
When you first start graduate school, it seems like everyone has a piece of helpful advice to impart: Don’t procrastinate. Take your vitamins. Make an […]
If you planned your summer like I did, you likely didn’t complete half of what you set out to do. As a graduate student, I know how difficult it can be to transition from a leisurely summer to a more structured semester. In the next few weeks people will be returning from fieldwork […]
This post was originally about the importance of prioritizing your work in order to be a successful grad student. I had a rough time determining what to work on last week, only to notice that for both professional and personal reasons, my typical ways of prioritizing work were beginning to fail me. As I […]
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Chris Smith has been a bouncer, call center employee, undergrad, and postgrad. He reflects on this combination: bit.ly/2dxjo7K
Guest author Chris Smith has worked his way through an undergrad, and now a postgrad, degree. He offers some tips: bit.ly/2dxiZ4T
Any advice for working while earning a degree? Guest blogger Chris Smith reflects on his extracurricular employment: bit.ly/2dCAkWB