“Skill is the result of deliberate, consistent practice. And in early stage practice, quantity and speed trump absolute [...]
There is no denying that the modern academic pursuit requires a LOT of chair time, most likely while next to or staring at a [...]
University campuses can be like mini-communities unto themselves. They have recreation centers, dining halls, libraries, computer labs, and much more. But most students are unaware of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
In my field, it’s conference proposal season. [...]
The graduate school job market outlook is frightening. The top option when searching “PhD job market” online is an article titled “The Ph.D. Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists.” That’s not very optimistic, and the article argues that not only will 35% of graduate students with PhDs not get a [...]
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 [...]
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