Almost exactly a year ago, I was on my way to Boston to visit my friend Rachel. Now , I am on my way to Boston again, visiting Rachel again but also attending a workshop on structural equation modeling. Last year when I visited Rachel, we talked a lot about research. She was a year … Continue reading Review
By Anonymous, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I have no advice. If you want to keep reading, you’re going to read how I’ve fucked up trying to make the transition from PhD to postdoc. I don’t have enough publications. Every presentation I see about “successful” postdocs and grant applications, they have an … Continue reading I F*ed Up
By Franziska Hartung, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I have two pieces of advice: Use social media for staying up to date and being visible to others Don’t look for a job, look for a good fit Get on twitter! When I tell people that I found my current job on Twitter, … Continue reading It’s About Luck!
By Gwilym Lockwood, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I used to be jealous of my friend Dave when we were at school. He’s wanted to be a doctor ever since he can remember, and that gave purpose to everything he did. We’d be in a chemistry lesson, and he’d be listening intently, … Continue reading Not all who wander are lost… but it takes work to wander well.
By Ain Simpson, part of The Summer Series of guest posts The U.S. job market can be quite overwhelming at times, especially if you’re applying from outside the U.S as I was in 2013-14. And I still found it overwhelming two years later when I was in the U.S.! Coming from Australia, I found the … Continue reading Advice for Australians on the American Academic Job Market
By Karolina Lempert, part of The Summer Series of guest posts Networking gets a bad rap. I get it – we all like to believe that we live in a fully meritocratic society, and that if we just keep our heads down and work hard, everything will work out in the end. Growing up, I … Continue reading Hard work + luck + networking
By Melissa Wheeler, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I, of course, said yes to writing a blog about my academic adventures, because I have this pesky habit of saying yes to everything. Spoiler alert: this may be the theme of my story. Let’s start from the tertiary beginning. I attended the University … Continue reading Right Place, Right Time
A little while ago, someone argued on PsychMAP that going to conferences is a waste of time, money, and environmental resources - that your time would be better spent making connections and disseminating your research on social media.* In theory, I agree. In practice, I love conferences. I'd rant about how much fun I have at them, … Continue reading How I Got My Job
3 really exciting things have happened. I finished an almost-full draft of my thesis, and my supervisor returned it to me with nice comments and constructive suggestions for (small) changes. This might not sound terribly exciting to you, dear reader, but to me it means the difference between an on-track productive January, and a stressful … Continue reading In the Last Two Weeks…