You received a postdoc, which means that—depending on the postdoc—you have the rare opportunity to direct your energies towards your own research and writing without the responsibilities that come with being a faculty member and with (hopefully) more resources than you had as a graduate student. So, how do you make the most of your postdoc?
Entering graduate school can be daunting for any new student, especially for those who have a disability. However, with self-advocacy and some strategizing, graduate students with disabilities can succeed.
Attending a conference as the only grad student from your department can be lonely, but there are ways to make the most of the experience. Here are some ideas to make conferences more positive.
Grad school demands can be overwhelming and it can be challenging to get involved in department service opportunities. Here are some tips for how to select committee assignments and why service is so important.
Ever get that feeling that you have so many things on your to-do list that you can’t do well at any one of them? Grad school is riddled with these moments and, darn it, they are frustrating! Today alone you are probably juggling a host of demands and to-dos: read a book for seminar, review... Continue Reading →
When I googled how to survive a graduate seminar, I found a zillion different websites with a zillion different opinions. I realized that I could spend my entire graduate career reading tips on how to survive graduate seminars and graduate school more broadly. And there would still be more to read out there! But here’s... Continue Reading →
By Sarah King & Tiffany Baugh-Helton As part of our sub-series “Getting along in Grad School,” today we’re looking at how to sustain friendships as a grad student. Look for forthcoming articles in this series, “Getting Involved as a New Grad Student,” and “Creating a Cohort.” Graduate school offers a rare opportunity to forge friendships... Continue Reading →
There is no need to panic if you find speaking up in graduate seminars difficult. Like anything else, public speaking is a skill that you can develop. Here are some approaches that you might find useful...
Taking care of your body is one of the most crucial aspects of graduate school. Here are some tips that can help you take back some control over your body during periods of peak stress and help ensure good physical health.
One of the hardest and most intimidating things you’ll do on your way to earning a PhD in history is write a dissertation. Sitting in front of a blank computer screen can feel overwhelming when you consider the size of the task in front of you, and without an idea of how to proceed, it... Continue Reading →