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Short and Sweet: Five Job Hunting Mistakes PhD Graduates Should Avoid

You might argue that if I leave academia to, say, teach high school or become a journalist, I’ve wasted my laboratory training. This argument is ridiculous. Since the Ph.D.’s inception in 18th century Germany, the product of a doctoral education has been a dissertation—a body of research that, in a small way, moves a field […]

Welcome To The ‘Academic Fight Club’

Welcome to the ‘Academic Fight Club’.  Here are the rules: 1st RULE: You do not talk about Academic Fight Club. 2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about Academic Fight Club. 3rd RULE: If someone goes emotionally limp towards academic bench science and taps out, their existence is over. 4th RULE: There are only two ways […]

Let The Truth Be Told: Get The Right PhD Advice When You Need It

Moral of The Story: Practice What You Preach Many online blogs/sites serve as a guide or resource, or to help provide advice and insights. But, at the end of the day, you still have to create opportunities on your own as PhD student. You just have to know where to get the best information and […]

Top 5 Thesis Writing Strategies To Keep You Going

Evolution of Your Thesis: The Last Fifteen Minutes I went to middle school and high school in New York City and one of my favorite places to visit was (and still is) the Museum of Natural History (by the way the movie,  “Night at the Museum” does not do its magnificent exhibits any justice). A […]