Gifts for Grads: Personal
This week we’ve put together wish lists for technology and professionalization, perfect for the grad students in your life. Today our authors focus on their favorite gifts to relieve stress and improve your grad’s personal life.
Katie S. – Bodum Stainless Steel Double Wall French Press Mug: As a caffeine connoisseur who has […]
Gifts for Grads: Professional
Earlier this week, our authors put together a list of some of the top tech gifts for grad students. Today, they’re focusing on gifts to make the path to professionalization as a graduate student that much easier.
Ashley – Custom Business Cards: One of the most basic ways to network and make an […]
Gifts for Grads: Technology
Shopping for graduate students can be hard. We’re making it a little easier this week with a series of gift guides for the special graduate students in your life. We’re kicking off our annual gifts for grads week with hot picks for tech gifts from those who are in the know: our very own […]
From First-Generation College Student to First-Generation Grad Student
Alicia Peaker is the GradHacker Development Editor and a PhD candidate in English at Northeastern University. Her research examines women’s literary and artistic contributions to ecological discourses in the first half of the twentieth century. She tweets @aliciapeaker and blogs here.
Katie Shives is a PhD candidate in Microbiology at the University […]
Family Ties and Grad School “Why’s”
Auriel Fournier is a PhD student in the Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on the fall migration of secretive marsh birds and how they utilize different kinds of wetlands. She tweets bird and grad school related things @amv_fournier and writes for Birds and […]
Beyond Imposter Syndrome: Graduate Study for First-Generation Students
Guest author Jess Waggoner is a doctoral candidate in English at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research specializes in modernism, disability studies, and queer theory.
I got lucky with my graduate institution and cohort, where elitism is somewhat unfashionable. However, as a first generation college student entering graduate study, I still struggled with the secret […]
Remembering Your Humanity as a Graduate Student; Or, “Hey, I’m Still a Person!”
Katie Irwin is a guest author and doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on rhetoric, gender, and rural reform during the early 20th century. You can find her on Twitter @katieirwin.
I am someone who does the “grad school thing” pretty well. […]
Collaborate to Advance Your Career
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.
I once had a prominent scientist tell me that “it is better to share a cake with others than to eat a cookie […]
Making the Most of Long-Term Research Trips
John Garrison Marks is a guest author and doctoral candidate in history at Rice University. His research examines free people of color and racial identity in Spanish America and the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. You can find him on Twitter @johngmarks, and at his personal blog johngmarks.com
A GradHacker Thanksgiving
As we turn the final corner toward the end of the semester, we’re taking a minute out of our busy writing, reading, and grading schedules to really reflect on what we’re thankful for this holiday season. Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving (and a belated one to our […]
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