[Summer] Is Coming
Laura B. McGrath is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Michigan State University. Follow her on twitter @lbmcgrath.
I get nostalgic as summer arrives each year; I remember neglecting my homework to go play outside, so excited for the lawn sprinkler. And when school was finally over, well, life just couldn’t get […]
Personal Finance in Grad School
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.
Living on a grad student stipend is tough, but we often make it harder on ourselves if we don’t know where […]
Fixed vs Growth Mindsets – What I Wish I Knew before Entering Grad School
Kaitlin Gallagher is a PhD Candidate specializing in Biomechanics in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and a permanent author for GradHacker. You can follow her on twitter at @KtlnG.
Congratulations on becoming a grad student! You feel great about because you were one of a select few […]
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 […]
7 Tips for Creating a Home Workspace
Today marks the first day of our “Share your Workspace” GradHacker photo contest. From now until Nov 21st (11:59 pm EST) you can submit photos of your workspace(s) to win one of five fabulous prize packages from our sponsors. Winners are selected based on number of public votes, so be sure to share your workspace […]
Gumption Traps I Have Known
Erin Bedford 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. You can find her on Twitter at @erinellyse.
Everyone in research knows how frustrating it can be to lose motivation. Sometimes it’s due to an outside event, other times, it […]
Student Referrals: How and When
Laura B. McGrath is a PhD student in English at Michigan State University, specializing in modernist literature and media studies. She tweets at @lbmcgrath and blogs at Emerging Modernisms.
Many of us regularly refer students to different university services. Without batting an eye, I’ve encouraged students to visit the […]
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 […]
Appearances Matter: Top Style Websites for New (and Old) TAs
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
* Sorry guys, I have to say upfront that this post was written with female readers in mind!
Around the time I was taking on my […]
A Former Skeptic’s Story of Collaboration in the Humanities
Laura B. McGrath is a PhD student in English at Michigan State University. She tweets at @lbmcgrath and blogs at Emerging Modernisms.
If you had told me three years ago that I would be a proponent of collaboration in the humanities, I would have laughed at you. Three years ago, I […]
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