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 […]
Taking Charge of your PhD
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. Illustrations are by Geoff Lee who is currently working at the University of Waterloo after finishing his masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He […]
Surf’s Up!: Thriving Amid Chaos
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.
It’s no secret that sometimes in graduate school it feels like everything can get really chaotic. As young professionals, we are expected to produce […]
Channeling Your Inner Nature Freak
Natascha Chtena is a PhD student in Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @nataschachtena.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over civilised people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; that mountain parks […]
Creativity for Work and Play
Laura B. McGrath is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Michigan State University. Follow her on twitter @lbmcgrath
A few weeks ago, I asked complete strangers to write on me with markers. I had no idea what they would write, or if they would write anything at all. But write on me […]
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 […]
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