Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Lily, PhD student studying the role of oxidative stress in the brain.

I’m Lily, a second year PhD student at Curtin University and the Perron Institute here in Perth, Australia. I study the role of oxidative stress in the brain in Multiple Sclerosis and neurotrauma. Most days, you’ll either find me in the lab or doing desk work, so I’ve tried to highlight a day where I got to do both! I’m […]

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What is Market Research?

I often think that it is fascinating how we really don’t know what other people do at their job. Like, not even partners, parents, or best friend really know what each other does day to day. That is one of the reasons I love sharing people’s days in the ‘day in the life ofday in the life of’ segment on […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Barbara, PhD student studying genetics and developmental biology.

I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia studying genetics and developmental biology. I specifically study how the parathyroid (what controls how much calcium is in your blood versus your bones) and thymus (creates your T cells, an important part of your immune system) come from the *exact* same tissue. I do this by trying to find out what […]

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Experiencing The Real World Vs The Classroom

** In Collaboration**  Parents will come to a point where they need to answer some tough questions from their children. One of the most difficult is how they should approach their professional lives. Many believe that teenagers should go to college to learn their favorite subjects and others believe that you really only learn while doing. Microsoft was started by Bill Gates after he dropped out of college, Elon Musk started various companies after dropping out of college after 2 days. However various subjects that are in the sciences do need you to go to college and show that you do understand very complex subjects and topics, in order to be trusted in a lab. So, really it all depends on your child and what kind of things they want to do. The main thing for parents is to know what kind of options there are out there so you can give the correct and informative answers to your children. Here are a few ways you can do this. Governments bring in new legislation all the time. Different parties will have their own policy regarding colleges and thus, you cannot rely on your old knowledge from just a few years ago. Read up on the latest government policies regarding tuition fees, course fees, accommodation regulations, semester time schedules and overall the general standard of modern college campuses. You’ll want to also read up on widespread changes such as new facilities, […]

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The “Slashy” Lifestyle.

I heard the term ‘Slashy’ a few weeks ago when my manager was talking about it… basically the term refers to a ‘/’ or ‘slash’ and is the term used for the side hustle era. For example, I am a Market Researcher/Academic Marker/Blogger/PhD Student…. So, I am a slashy. You may know someone who is a graphic designer/yoga teacher, or […]

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Could You Become A Nurse?

**In Collaboration**  If you have a tendency to want to help and care for people, then it is likely that you will want to incorporate that way of being into your career in some way or another. One of the most popular ways that people tend to do that is by becoming a nurse, as this is a role which can be particularly caring in that way. It is also, of course, a medical role, so it takes a lot of training and guts to get to the point where you can make it your full-time career. However, once you do so, it is by all accounts one of the most rewarding ones out there, even if at times it can be very stressful too. In this post, we are going to look at what you might need to do in order to become a nurse. If you are thinking about a potential career in nursing, you might want to consider some of the following points. Qualifications First up, it’s important to think about the qualifications that you will likely need. You do need to get qualified before you can become a nurse, and that is something which you can start working on at any time in your life, as soon as you like. If you have already begun your training, then it might just be that you need to further your nursing education until you are at the appropriate […]

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