An Introduction to Linked Open Data
Katy Meyers is a PhD candidate at Michigan State University in the Department of Anthropology. You can follow her @bonesdonotlie and read her blog Bones Don’t Lie.
If you’ve done any digital work—and who isn’t doing digital these days—then you’ve probably heard the term “linked open data” tossed around. “Open data,” as […]
What I learned from Organizing a Conference
Katy Meyers is a PhD graduate students in Anthropology at Michigan State University. You can follow her @bonesdonotlie or Bones Don’t Lie.com
Conferences are an integral part of developing oneself as an academic, especially for a graduate student. The fact that there have been multiple articles about conferences from GradHacker further […]
Our Third Anniversary
Katy Meyers is a PhD student at Michigan State University in the Department of Anthropology. With Alex Galarza, she is one of the original creators and a co-editor of GradHacker. Follow her at on her blog and at @bonesdonotlie.
“Let’s not sugar coat this, grad school is tough”
Reassessing My Digital Identity
Katy Meyers is a PhD student in Anthropology at Michigan State University. She blogs as Bones Don’t Lie, and you can follow her on twitter @bonesdonotlie.
I’ve been highly visible online since I started my PhD at MSU. Within my first month of grad school here I developed the ‘Bones Don’t […]
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 […]
Unearthing and Developing Your Real World Skills
The graduate school job market outlook is frightening. The top option when searching “PhD job market” online is an article titled “The Ph.D. Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists.” That’s not very optimistic, and the article argues that not only will 35% of graduate students with PhDs not get a […]
Commuting to Campus
My first five years of grad school, I lived within walking distance of the campus. I always felt that being close to the university community was important for bonding with other students and becoming a part of the general area. I loved spending my Sundays buying fresh vegetables from the university’s farmers markets, visiting […]
Three Years Later: Grad Lessons from Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
Graduate school is an academic, professional, and personal learning experience. It is an arduous journey that often takes numerous failures and mistakes to reach our destination. This week, Andrea and I will be reflecting on the first posts we wrote as part of GradHacker and what we have learned since then, and Natascha […]
Some Best Practices for Live-Tweeting
Last year there was a debate related to my field about whether it was inappropriate to live-tweet a funeral. I came to the debate from a slightly different perspective because I use social media to discuss death every single day- in fact most things I tweet about are death-related, but that’s […]
Learning to Debate and Communicate from Reality TV
I was at a retreat this past weekend for MSU’s Council of Graduate Students Executive Board. We were newly elected or re-elected, and this was our first opportunity as the new E-Board to discuss expectations, how to work together well, and plans for the year. One of the topics that came up was how […]
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