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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Even though you think that the rest of your life will consist of the lab and your computer, there will be [...]
In our crazy, everyday graduate student and “real” lives, how does one keep up with broader academic, discipline-specific, and tech trends? Should we [...]
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 post finishes our Gradhacker week of reflection in which Katy and I looked back at our old posts and Natascha described [...]
If you’re new to the scholarly digital environment, including the digital humanities or if you’re just [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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