Podcast - Science Communicator Kellie Vinal

Podcast - Science Communicator Kellie Vinal

Science communicator (and recent PhD recipient!) Kellie Vinal opens up about how mentors saved her confidence during a grad school low, how collaborators help keep her going strong, and how being self-conscious while telling stories can backfire.

39 questions to ask grad students during your grad school interviews and 1 question you should never ask

39 questions to ask grad students during your grad school interviews and 1 question you should never ask

Congratulations, you got grad school interviews! And now they're coming up and maybe you're freaking out because you don't know how to prepare. Scariest yet, you're going to be meeting tons of people and you may not be sure what you're going to talk to them about or how to best use the opportunity you have.

How to ease depression and anxiety after the Trump inauguration even if you don't have health insurance

How to ease depression and anxiety after the Trump inauguration even if you don't have health insurance

Has the inauguration made the reality of the new president finally set in and you're having trouble dealing?

A lot of us are struggling right now with coming to terms with the poor decisions and constant insensitivity of the new presidential regime. Maybe you already live with anxiety and/or depression. Or maybe this is new to you and you're blindsided by your new emotions (or your disturbing lack of emotions).

Podcast - Skeptical Activist Evan Bernstein (BA #7)

Podcast - Skeptical Activist Evan Bernstein (BA #7)

Evan Bernstein, co-host of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast, shares how he got over being nervous being on stage in front of huge audiences at skeptical conferences like The Amazing Meeting, how he instills confidence in his kids, and why he doesn't let online trolls get him down. 

This Is How You Prepare for Grad School Interviews: 4 Steps to Get Confident and Make a Killer Impression

This Is How You Prepare for Grad School Interviews: 4 Steps to Get Confident and Make a Killer Impression

So, you got a grad school interview, or maybe 2 (or 5? You're going to be tired!). 

First of all, huge congratulations! Tons of people apply to each graduate program and just the fact that you got an interview is already a great sign.

But now you might be feeling nervous because now you're actually going to be meeting the very people who will ultimately decide whether you get to go to grad school. 

Podcast - Science Writer Ian Street (BA #6)

Podcast - Science Writer Ian Street (BA #6)

Science writer Dr. Ian Street shares about how his past experiences with depression have made him stronger today, the surprising upside of being self-conscious while talking, and his dreams for his career transition into a full-time science communicator.

Podcast - Protocols.io co-founder Dr. Lenny Teytelman (BA #2)

Podcast - Protocols.io co-founder Dr. Lenny Teytelman (BA #2)

I interview Dr. Lenny Teytelman of the protocols repository Protocols.io. We discuss grad school stress, including that pesky bugger imposter syndrome (the feeling many grad students get that they aren't good enough), and how to deal with it. Lenny also shares why grad school is great preparation for many non-faculty positions, including in start-ups.

7 ways to change your life in 2017

7 ways to change your life in 2017

Welcome to 2017! A brand new year, full of opportunities. Take a moment to reflect: Are you happy with your life right now?

I mean it. Don't just keep reading. Put down your tablet, release your mouse button, put down the page (wait, did you print out my blog post? What are you doing?). Close your eyes, and really think: Are you where you want to be?

I hope you are. But if you're not happy with your life right now, I'm going to share with you 7 ways to change your life in 2017.