Six Steps to Finding a Job after the PhD
Eva Lantsoght is a Post Doc in Structural Engineering at Delft University of Technology and blogs about academia and concrete research on PhD Talk. You can follow her on twitter at @evalantsoght.
Even though you think that the rest of your life will consist of the lab and your computer, there will be […]
Six Steps for Optimizing your Digital Information Streams
The internet contains a wealth of information – we are all aware of that. But this enormous amount of information can make us feel overloaded and overstimulated. Our brains turn jittery, wanting to check the news again, or wondering what’s new in our Twitter streams. We become afraid of missing out on information, […]
Sleep in Graduate School – 18 Ways for Better Sleep
In a previous post, we explained you why cutting back on sleep is never a good idea in graduate school. Hopefully, you will take action and start protecting your sleeping schedule as your most important productivity-refreshing time of the day.
If all the stress of graduate school becomes too much, sleeping might become […]
Just reread that title, and let the idea sink in: Depriving yourself of sleep is a terrible idea.
Yes, you have tons of work to do in graduate school. But cutting back on sleep is never ever a good solution. In fact, the opposite is true: healthy, sound sleep can be your key […]
Six Steps to Hack your Literature Pile
Does the following situation sound familiar to you?
Your supervisor gave you some papers to start exploring your topic. You start reading, excited to learn more about the subject. Then you start looking up all the references and continue reading from there. You follow a few journals in your field and print out all the […]
Five Essential Elements of Conference Travel Gear
You’ve selected an interesting conference in your field. Your abstract, and then your paper have been accepted. You have prepared your presentation, and you’re ready to go.
All you need to do is pack your bags and head to the airport, right?
Conferences are incredibly busy events, and traveling to conferences can […]
Four Common Misconceptions on Creative Thinking in Research
Research is a creative activity. In essence, to solve your research question, you will need to take a step outside of the boundaries of the current knowledge. If you are expected to develop a new theory as part of your research, you certainly need to get your creative juices flowing.
When we read the work […]
Mindfulness: Awareness for Stress-Reduction
Graduate school is a competitive, stressful and extremely demanding environment. We’re all continuously trying to live up to everybody’s expectations: our supervisors’ expectations, our perfectionism-induced expectations of ourselves, while trying to meet the demands of students, a family and friends.
To stay sane in this pressure cooker, it’s important to come back […]
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