We all know how important—and challenging—it can be to find a good support system during the grad school process, but what happens when we become the mentors? As […]
One of the best aspects of earning a graduate degree is obtaining a high level of specialization in niche areas […]
I once had a prominent scientist tell me that “it is better to share a cake with others than to eat a cookie […]
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. […]
If you’re new to the scholarly digital environment, including the digital humanities or if you’re just […]
As grad students, we face numerous pressures – from academic deadlines to family commitments and maintaining our own health and well-being. However, as many have written before, we struggle to find a balance, tend to give up those things that are healthy but aren’t “productive” and even feel guilty when we take a little time […]
GradHackers Alex Galarza, Katy Meyers, and Julie Platt recently led a bootcamp for graduate students at Michigan State University, and I briefly listened in via twitter. In thinking about developing an online presence, participants were worried about exposure: what facets of one’s professional/academic/personal selves should be revealed online, and to what extent? Their reservations […]
I had worked for weeks on my first conference paper. I had received comments from multiple faculty members, and rehearsed it in front of friends. I had the slides perfectly lined up with the text, and had inserted just enough animations to emphasize my points, but not take away from the entire presentation. I […]
In terms of physical fitness, cross-training involves participating in a variety of exercise activities on a regular basis. As the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s health center reminds us, a diverse fitness program promotes “total body strength, endurance and flexibility.” In today’s improving but far-from-robust economy, graduate students should approach their work in a similar […]
Hey, do you Tweet? I didn’t really, thinking that FB was the end all and be all of social networking (remember MySpace?). I would hear about Twitter faux pas and the latest Tweet updates from celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, […]
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