What do you do when experiences during (and possibly related to) grad school paralyze you with fear or other strong emotions? […]
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The University of Michigan. This post is adapted from one she posted on her own blog in October 2013. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital.
I always wanted to be […]
Katy Meyers is a PhD graduate student specializing in Mortuary Archaeology at Michigan State University in the Department of Anthropology, and a permanent author for GradHacker. You can follow her on twitter at @BonesDoNotLie.
Last semester I took my comprehensive exams for my PhD. This involved 18 months of reading, creating two 30-page […]
When people ask me what I actually do all day, I tell them: I sit and read. I also sit and write, and I also sit-while-driving. The demands of my scholarship require […]
Many of us regularly refer students to different university services. Without batting an eye, I’ve encouraged students to visit the […]
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Editorial Comment: This article was originally published on September 2, 2013 on Nash Turley’s blog and is republished here in its entirety. Nash Turley is […]
Erin Bedford is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and in Chemistry at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) in a co-supervised program. You can find her on Twitter at @erinellyse.
I have a habit of falling in love with cities. […]
There is no escaping the need to eat. Graduate student stipends are notoriously tight though, leaving room for the question, “How do I […]
When you first start graduate school, it seems like everyone has a piece of helpful advice to impart: Don’t procrastinate. Take your vitamins. Make an […]
This sign hangs on the fifth floor of the building where I work as a research and teaching assistant. The graduate lounge referenced here is on the first floor: not exactly a convenient alternative. This sign caught my attention recently because it exemplifies an attitude towards graduate students that has thus far been very hard […]
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Regina Carter to her past self: "I know you agreed to give up six plus years of your life for minimum pay, maximum… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Once the Ph.D is over, it is sometimes easier to see your time in graduate school more clearly. Regina S. Carter sh… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…