Friday, March 31, 2017
Anne Krook has a page full of practical advice on how to get a non-academic employment, which is something that I have been looking for for a long time. So here is the link, and all beginning grad students should consult this page in the first semester of their program. She even has a post titled "can non-academic careers be Plan A yet?"!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"In general, I’ve seen that the people who get ahead in [academic ecology] the job market are those who have a clear vision of what [research] job they want to pursue and why it matters. As you finish your PhD, spend time thinking about a few possible future [research] job directions. What do you want to [discover] contribute to society? Why? And what will it take to make those [discoveries] contributions?"
Thursday, March 16, 2017
IB graduate students, if you want to make some more exiting defence announcements: twitter threw down the gauntlet, and the bar is now raised substantially.
PhDs scheduling their defenses makes me happy— Ian Petrie (@icpetrie) March 4, 2017
PhDs advertising their defenses with cool posters makes me cartwheel with delight
More please! pic.twitter.com/xl9QkXQpq4