Click here to watch my YouTube Video where I talk about these skills in more detail! There are the obvious skills that are helpful when studying a degree, and in particular studying a PhD, such as writing ability, critical thinking, or computer competency. However there are also the less obvious, and sometimes overlooked skills which may be just as (or […]
I wrote a post about how I was preparing for my Viva and I said that I would reflect on this preparation after my Viva experience. I had read in other PhD blog posts that they had over prepared for their Viva and I must say that I completely agree. I spent a lot of time and read a lot […]
Hey there! I’m Joni and I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in The Fish Lab at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My PhD research is focussed on understanding the behavioural ecology of stingrays, with a particular focus on their interactions with humans. Specifically, I study the smooth stingray, which is Australia’s largest species of stingray. These charismatic megafauna are […]
Intro: Hi everyone, my name is Kerrie (Insta: kerrie_phdstudent) and I am a second-year PhD student in Developmental Science at North Dakota State University! I am originally from Michigan and my undergraduate degree was in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. I study healthy eating and body image in adolescents, which is something I have been passionate about for many years! I […]
Many PhD students would agree that they could do with a little extra pocket money. Here is a list of ways to earn a little extra money that you may not have thought of. 1) Online Surveys- A new fad is to complete online surveys for cash (generally paid through paypal) or vouchers. There are many, many sites which offer […]
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There is so much more than academia for PhD graduates and many of us are looking for these other options so I wanted to provide a list of some of the types of positions and industries to look for as a PhD candidate / graduate. This is by know means an exhaustive list but somewhere to get you started. Market […]
I have wanted to get back into YouTube for a while now as a way to continue to grow drofwhat and also show PhD and lifestyle related content in a different way. Check out my first video for a long time and subscribe to the YouTube Channel.
Hello! My name is Lidya Salim, and I am a PhD Candidate at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, ON, Canada. I work in a Chemical Biology lab and especialize in Nucleic Acid Chemistry. I am currently exploring the synthesis of short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) bearing novel chemical modifications to improve their pharmacological properties. I recently launched my STEMthusiast blog (www.STEMthusiast.net), […]
Oral presentations terrify many of us. Even confident extroverts would often avoid presenting a long speech. However, for better or worse presentations are a key part of a PhD and academia. These presentations include proposal discussions, conferences, three minute thesis, and the big one… the Viva! At the start of your PhD you will likely have a decent amount of […]