The Problem with Assumptions: Sciences, Humanities, and Future Careers?
Erin Bedford (@erinellyse) is a PhD student in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Pierre and Marie Curie University. Kelly Hanson (@krh121910) is a PhD Candidate in English at Indiana University-Bloomington.
This post began as a glimmer of hope, and perhaps a little delusion. When those of us […]
How to be the Mentor You Always Wanted
Rachel Herzl-Betz is a guest author and PhD candidate in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can follow her on twitter at @RachelHerzlBetz.
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 […]
Disability in Graduate School
Erin Breedlove is a guest author and will be a Master’s student in rehabilitation counseling at the University of Kentucky beginning in August. This post was originally published on her blog in January 2014. You may follow her on Twitter at @erinrbreedlove or on her own blog, My New Kentucky […]
On Chronic Illness, Disclosure, and Impostor Syndrome
Or, Maybe Somebody Ought to Do Something About Those Effing Sharks…
Today is the fourth day of a week of posts written by and for graduate students navigating grad school with disabilities. This article was submitted anonymously by a US-based post-doctoral researcher in STEM. For more information, see the original post on PhD(isabled), a blog for PhD students with […]
On Being an Able Grad Student: 5 Strategies for Increasing Accessibility
This is the third article in a week-long series of posts written by and for graduate students navigating grad school with disabilities.
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 […]
Negotiating Grad School with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Brianne M. Collins is a guest author and PhD student in psychology at the University of Calgary. You can follow her on twitter at @BrianneMCollins
Imagine you are sitting in a classroom surrounded by fellow graduate students. The professor is talking, but you find yourself lost and confused. Looking around the room, your […]
You Are We and We Are Not Alone
Today begins one week of posts written by and for graduate students navigating grad school with disabilities. The post below was originally published at PhD(isabled) on October 27, 2013. PhD(isabled) is a space for PhD students with disability or chronic illness to share their experiences and expose structural oversights and problems in higher education.
@zaranosaur is a […]
Personal Finance in Grad School
Ashley Sanders is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Michigan State University. You can follow her on Twitter at @throughthe_veil or on her blog, Colonialism Through the Veil.
Living on a grad student stipend is tough, but we often make it harder on ourselves if we don’t know where […]
Emily Contois is a guest author and PhD student in American Studies at Brown University. She tweets @emilycontois and blogs on the intersections between food studies, public health, and nutrition in everyday American life at emilycontois.com.
William Buchan’s eighteenth-century health advice rings as true today as it did nearly 250 years ago, […]
Preparing Presentations with PowerPoint
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.
Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is everywhere. “Preparing a presentation” has become synonymous to “preparing […]
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