This month I want to talk about the mental health struggles that I have faced during graduate school and career exploration. I want to discuss this issue in such a public forum because once I [...]
Navigating a multi-prong career search can be tricky. I have been strategically applying to both academic, tenure-track, and non-academic jobs since August 2018. Trying to time out the process is [...]
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In my last post, I mentioned I would talk about exploring available career paths that may interest you based on your personal skills and values. An important thing to mention up front is that I [...]
Recently, I came across a passage in the book Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover that I think perfectly captures the nature of finding one’s place in the world. When talking about all the [...]
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” (Soren Kierkegaard) Change is an inevitable part of life- but it can be particularly difficult for scientists to embrace [...]
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“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. […] I wanted each [...]
I would venture to guess that most scientists are overachievers. The academic system teaches us to compete against each other for the highest honors, publish in the best journals, obtain the [...]
You did it. You’re in graduate school! All of those caffeinated study sessions, most of the time to the detriment of your social life, have finally paid off…but now what? Obviously, the [...]