In one of the worst academic job markets in history, many of us have been compelled to rethink our plans for [...]
Kelly Hanson is a PhD Candidate at Indiana University–Bloomington. You can find her on Twitter @krh121910.
This morning, I got a text message from my childhood best friend, telling me she had gotten into graduate school. I of course called her immediately and we chatted excitedly. But there were also questions swirling [...]
Laura Mitchell is a guest author and an M.A. candidate in Public Humanities at Brown University. You can find her on Twitter @lb_mitch.
It’s not news that boundaries are blurring between the academy and practitioners in non-academic settings. From the ever-expanding alt-ac and post-ac conversation to trends in engaged scholarship, the ability [...]
Introducing Guest Post Tuesdays! GradHacker has received so many quality guest posts recently, that we’ve decided to expand our publishing schedule. Each month, we will now publish a few bonus guest posts as part of our “Guest Post Tuesdays” program. If you’re a graduate student and would like to write for us, you can find [...]
One of the best aspects of earning a graduate degree is obtaining a high level of specialization in niche areas [...]
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.
If you’re currently doing a PhD in a STEM field and don’t intend on staying in academia, you’re not alone. [...]
“Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham, www.phdcomics.com. Used with permission.
Maybe you [...]
If you’ve been following academics on Twitter of late, you may have noticed an outpouring of feelings this month surrounding the annual MLA Convention, the conference for academics [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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