Traumatic Stress 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.
What do you do when experiences during (and possibly related to) grad school paralyze you with fear or other strong emotions? […]
7 Ways Earning a PhD is Like Training for a Marathon
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 […]
Following Your Gut: Literally and Metaphorically
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 […]
Staying Active in No Time at All
Laura B. McGrath is a PhD student in English at Michigan State University. She tweets at @lbmcgrath and blogs at Emerging Modernisms.
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 […]
Student Referrals: How and When
Laura B. McGrath is a PhD student in English at Michigan State University, specializing in modernist literature and media studies. She tweets at @lbmcgrath and blogs at Emerging Modernisms.
Many of us regularly refer students to different university services. Without batting an eye, I’ve encouraged students to visit the […]
Addressing Mental Health Issues Among Graduate Students
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), GradHacker will be publishing articles on Graduate Students’ Mental Health all this week. Want to join the conversation? Use #ghmiaw
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 […]
Location Matters, but Attitude Helps
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. […]
Eating Well on a Grad Student Stipend
Katie Shives is a PhD candidate in Microbiology at the University of Colorado. During her free time she writes about microbiology-related topics at kdshives.com and on Twitter @KDShives.
There is no escaping the need to eat. Graduate student stipends are notoriously tight though, leaving room for the question, “How do I […]
Five Reasons Why a Sense of Humor is Crucial to Grad School Success
Emily VanBuren is a PhD student in History at Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @emilydvb or at her blog, dighistorienne.
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 […]
Empowering Our Grad School Selves
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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