[Summer] Is Coming
Laura B. McGrath is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Michigan State University. Follow her on twitter @lbmcgrath.
I get nostalgic as summer arrives each year; I remember neglecting my homework to go play outside, so excited for the lawn sprinkler. And when school was finally over, well, life just couldn’t get […]
Scheduling Summer Writing
Kelly Hanson is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. She loves grad school because even though she gets older, her dissertation just stays the same age. You can follow her on Twitter at @krh121910.
Summer is upon us here in Southern Indiana, and in between barbeques and […]
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.
All good things must come to an end. I’ve had a wonderful time writing for GradHacker over the past […]
Open Thread: Should You Blog Your Dissertation Research?
Emily VanBuren is a PhD student in history at Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @emilydvb or at her blog, dighistorienne.
I’m wrapping up the second year of my PhD in history, and it’s been a big one. This year, I figured out what I’m writing my dissertation about. […]
Wired for It
Our featured guest post this week has been written by a PhD student in the humanities.
My graduate school recently invited an alumna with an MA in professional counseling to talk to us about careers outside academia. She talked about different reasons for switching fields and the ways we could translate our studies […]
The Trials and Triumphs of Interdisciplinarity
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The University of Michigan. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital. This post is adapted from a previous post on the Rackham Graduate School Blog, April 2014.
Interdisciplinarity is a hip […]
Life Lessons from Research Abroad
Justin Dunnavant is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Florida. You can find him on Twitter @archfieldnotes or at his blog AfricanaArch.
Last month I came back from a two month research trip to Ethiopia. I conducted archaeological excavations, lab analysis, archival research, and an exploratory survey of potential […]
Parenting in Grad School
Andrea Zellner is a PhD student in the Ed Psych/Ed Tech program at Michigan State University. She can be found on Twitter @AndreaZellner.
Parenting in grad school can be crazy hard. There is really so much to say about parenting in grad school. I asked the question on Twitter and on Facebook and […]
Navigating the PhD Application Season
Bill Cotter is a guest author and incoming dual PhD student in Anthropology & Linguistics at the University of Arizona. You can follow him on twitter @cotterw.
You’re fresh off your Bachelors or you’re in the final throes of your Masters and you see it coming over the horizon, PhD application season. You […]
Writing Boot Camps
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.
Writing can be such an isolating task, whose very isolation may deter us from starting or progressing toward our goals. The […]
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