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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.