Favourites; Viva prep cards

My university is one of the first in Australia to introduce the verbal defence (Viva) aspect of the thesis, meaning that my PhD experience is more like many other countries in the world. My Viva is likely to be at the end of January / start of February, which is terrifying as it is only a month away now. A […]

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Weird aspects of academia

Academia is such a weird place, filled with weird traditions, weird rules, and weird experiences…. Like the fact that not only do you not get paid when you publish an article, you actually have to pay to get it published. Like the fact that you get employed by a university and often a key aspect of your job is winning […]

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Sell your PhD; Editing

Read about the previous sell your PhD skills here. The fourth skill acquired through PhDs that I want to talk about is editing. I never realised how polished and efficient my editing skills were until I started working in the industry. I am now the ‘go to’ proof reader of reports in my office as I am quick and precise […]

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Sell your PhD: Resilience

Click here to read about other sells you should be selling-Problem Solving & Creativity The third PhD skill we should all be selling is our resilience. Like creativity this is probably not something you read on job applications and I doubt you would be ever asked about your resilience in an interview. However, it is a valuable skill that we […]

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Sell your PhD, Problem Solving

Since I started working in the industry 6 months ago now, I have realised how essential it is for us PhD students to sell our skills. Many industries highly value the skills that we acquire throughout a PhD, however many do not understand that a PhD provides such a wide variety of sought after skills. The first skill we should […]

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