Category: Grad School

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Tips to Prepare for Academic Conferences

It’s that time of the year for academic conferences. Where do I even begin? There is so much I want to write about regarding conferences, but for this post I’ll share my top 10 tips on how to prepare yourself for academic conference culture. I will likely be writing more posts on conferences so comment below if there is something you would like me … Read More Tips to Prepare for Academic Conferences

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January Edition: Things I am Loving

I often get asked about things that are helping me in my studies. These items include, books (both school related and fiction), food, fitness, conscious brands, podcasts and apps/tools. Also, with the @ScholarCulture community continuously growing, scholars often share with me some of the things they are loving too. Sometimes I try them out and if I end up loving them, I want to … Read More January Edition: Things I am Loving

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Tips on Dealing with Rejection #gradschoolfeels

Recently, I received a rejection e-mail for a big grant application that I applied for in the Fall. I knew the chances for an acceptance were slim, but I thought I would at least move to the next stage.

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6 Books helping me survive my PhD

Today I want to share with you some books that are helping me survive my PhD. It was so hard to only pick six! So this list is not an exhaustive by any means. Rather, it gives you an insight into some of the books that are currently helping me within the first two years of my PhD.

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Feeling overwhelmed #gradschoolfeels

It’s the end of the semester and it’s safe to say that anyone in grad school is likely feeling overwhelmed right now. So I am not about to take up too much of your time with this post, just some quick tips on how to feel a little less overwhelmed during this busy season.

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Feeling like an Imposter #gradschoolfeels

If you haven’t like an imposter at some point, are you even in grad school? Imposter syndrome is a common experience for grad students. Personally, I have felt it on numerous occasions and with varying levels of intensity. This blog post breaks down imposter syndrome and some tips to help you through it.

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What’s in a PhD Students Backpack

As someone with a type A personality, I like to be prepared. This is evident if you have ever seen me with my backpack. If you need something, I likely will have it. Are you curious to find out what’s in a PhD students backpack? Just keep reading to find out… P.S if you know a student, these might just be some good holiday … Read More What’s in a PhD Students Backpack

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Why you should stop everything and go back up your files!

For those who follow me on Instagram (@ScholarCulture) you will know that two weeks ago I spilt water all over my laptop. Today, I will share with you the full story of what happened and why you should stop everything you are doing and go back up your files right now!

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Feeling Unmotivated #GradSchoolFeels

We are halfway through this semester which sometimes can bring up feelings of being unmotivated. At the start of this school year, I had so much on my plate I was so overwhelmed it was hard to even start certain tasks. Now, I am currently at a roadblock with my writing which is leading me to a place of procrastination. Needless to say, there … Read More Feeling Unmotivated #GradSchoolFeels

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10 personal reflections of a 1st year PhD student

After finishing the first year of my PhD program, I spent all summer trying to reflect on what the heck just happened. I was exhausted, depleted and thought I would bounce back to being myself after a 2-week break. When I couldn’t pinpoint these reflections in the first month, I was frustrated. When I couldn’t figure it out the week before I was heading … Read More 10 personal reflections of a 1st year PhD student

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The Fear of the Unknown #GradSchoolFeels

Welcome to a new school year scholars! I know we all have different schedules and you might not actually be entering a new school year, but I am officially entering in my 2nd year of my PhD. No matter where you are with your studies, the unknown, the next steps, the future… well it can easily sneak up on you. Sitting with the unknown … Read More The Fear of the Unknown #GradSchoolFeels

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Tips when transitioning to a summer job

Many of us grad students are wearing several hats’, we are employees, students, parents, teachers, researchers… the list goes on. A transition I am currently facing is moving from coursework to temporarily entering the workforce, for the summer, into my previous position as a ‘full-time working professional’. Others might also be in a similar position as the summer term is currently upon us. While … Read More Tips when transitioning to a summer job