Today marks the first day of our “Share your Workspace” GradHacker photo contest. From now until Nov 21st (11:59 pm EST) you can submit photos of your workspace(s) to win one of five fabulous prize packages from our sponsors. Winners are selected based on number of public votes, so be sure to share your workspace [...]
“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 [...]
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.
Everyone in research knows how frustrating it can be to lose motivation. Sometimes it’s due to an outside event, other times, it [...]
As a graduate student you’ll have plenty of books to read; some you’ll buy, others you’ll borrow. I personally enjoy spending countless hours mining used bookstores for [...]
My name is Emily, and I’m an evidence hoarder. Really. I’m an historian by trade, and like many other researchers, I have a tendency to accumulate messy [...]
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 [...]
My first five years of grad school, I lived within walking distance of the campus. I always felt that being close to the university community was important for bonding with other students and becoming a part of the general area. I loved spending my Sundays buying fresh vegetables from the university’s farmers markets, visiting [...]
I recently had the experience of overhearing a few faculty discussing a particularly annoying grad student habit: the sending of a really bad email to a faculty member. As we are all well aware, the majority of our work is done over email. Figuring out email etiquette is an essential skill as both [...]
In our crazy, everyday graduate student and “real” lives, how does one keep up with broader academic, discipline-specific, and tech trends? Should we [...]
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