GradHacker Now Available at Inside Higher Ed
Hey, GradHacker readers! As you may have noticed, we’re no longer posting at this site—but we haven’t stopped writing about the grad school experience. Find our latest posts over at Inside Higher Ed. And to make sure you don’t miss out on a single word of GradHacker, follow us on Twitter […]
All Good Things Come to a Pause
School’s out for summer, and GradHacker is going on its annual hiatus beginning this week. We will resume publication in August, so keep your eyes open for our fabulous fall line up of seasoned and new writers.
In the meantime, consider joining the GradHacker team. We are currently hiring for a new Managing Editor […]
A PhD Abroad
Erin Bedford (@erinellyse) 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.
There are many recognizable stereotypes of PhD students—a scientist working in the lab until 3 am, a historian sitting in an old library at a table […]
Managing Public Speaking Anxiety
Katie Shives is a PhD candidate in Microbiology at the University of Colorado. During her free time she writes about microbiology-related topics at microbematters.org, kdshives.com, and on Twitter @KDShives.
We all have to present our work to others at some point in our graduate careers, and this commitment to public speaking can […]
How Humor Can Transform Your Classroom
Natascha Chtena is a PhD student in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @nataschachtena.
At the beginning of my second quarter teaching, I had a major cold sore outbreak that could only be tolerated under thick layers of desensitizing, gross-looking ointment. Within an hour […]
7 Apps for Cataloguing Your Home Library
Emily VanBuren is a PhD student in history at Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @emilydvb or at her blog, dighistorienne.
Summer is just around the corner, and I’ve been drawing up a list of all the things I’d like to accomplish before next academic year. It’s a […]
Andrea Zellner is a Phd student in the Ed Psych/Ed Tech program at Michigan State University. She can be found on Twitter @AndreaZellner.
I have recently dedicated myself to learning R, a programming language and environment for focusing largely on statistical analysis and computing. The benefit of using R over other statistical computing […]
When All Else Fails
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.
In one of the worst academic job markets in history, many of us have been compelled to rethink our plans for […]
Fridge Frittata: A Quick $10 Recipe for Grads
Today’s post begins GradHacker’s Good Eats Recipe and Photo Contest. Submit your recipe for a good meal under $10 to win GradHacker swag. Visit the GradHacker Good Eats contest to get inspired and submit your own recipe!
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The […]
True Confessions Of A Chronically Ill PhD
Leslie Rott is a guest author who received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2013. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College. She blogs about chronic illness and higher education at her blog, Getting Closer To Myself. You can find her on […]
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