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Finding Your First Professional Job

**In Collaboration** One of the main reasons that we enter a program of higher education, whether it is a college course, a university degree or even a PhD is that we believe that it will increase our employment options when we graduate. Perhaps naively, we assume that having an extra qualification will get our CV or application form to the […]

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50,000 views on Dr.ofwhat!

I genuinely cannot believe that this little website I call dr.ofwhat has hit 50,000 views! I find it humbling and unbelievable that people enjoy what I write enough to read it! The blog is a little over 3 years old and has been with me for almost the entire duration of my PhD journey. Hitting 50,000 views made me want […]

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Where To Start When Choosing Art

**In Collaboration**  People have always been working to make the world around them into a prettier place. From working to grow plants which are appealing, to building staggering monuments which simply can’t be missed, humans have long had a taste for the attractive. Of course, though, when you’re trying to take the same approach with your home, things can get […]

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Featured Day in the Life of: Rachel, PhD student researching consumer apparel and retail.

Hi there! My name is Rachel Rose and I am a second-year PhD student in consumer, apparel, and retail studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My research focuses on the intersection of sport and apparel, and specifically considers the consumption behavior of collegiate athletes. I also serve as an academic advisor for our department! I recently started […]

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Skills to put on your CV

If you find yourself in a similar position to where I was a few months ago. Where you are a PhD student looking to get out of academia and into the industry, then you may be struggling with your CV. It is hard to know what skills you have learnt through your PhD are appealing to employers. Although, I am […]

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Destination: Tasmania

If you have been following my blog for a little while, you would know that I have travelled to the beautiful Island state that is Tasmania many times. And I mean with scenes like this….. why wouldn’t I Tasmania is full of incredible nature, the West Coast is truly wild and full of secluded forests and beautiful waterfalls, the South […]

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A PhD Update, October

As the submission date is nearing I feel like I am both on track and four years behind at the same time.  Since the last PhD update a lot has been done: Study 1 is officially published and online Study 3 has been finished drafted-edits needed- and new draft sent to supervisor  Study 2 unfortunately has been sitting dormant waiting […]

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