My Post PhD Submission Plans

One of the biggest questions you get asked after you submit a PhD is- “so what’s next?” For me the answer is both extremely straightforward and completely complex… As I started working full time six months ago, I am not in the job hunting stage that many post-phd submitters are in. I really enjoy my job and I am learning […]

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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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Self-Care When Studying For Your PhD

** In Collaboration **  Anyone who’s ever done a PhD will tell you how all-consuming it can be. From the sleepless nights to all of the sacrifices, it’s easy to lose sight of why you’re doing it in the first place. Everyone goes through tough times with their PhD, but it’s important that you put your health and wellbeing first. […]

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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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What happens after you submit your PhD?

The PhD process is most definitely not over after you click that little submit button- there are many, many steps that come after. These steps differ between country and also institution so, I wanted to share the steps at my university that I will be going through in the next few months.   Step 1: Hit that little submit button […]

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Sell your PhD: Creativity

  If you want to read about the previous ‘sell your skills’ click here. Creativity is an incredibly transferable and important skill for a variety of industries. It is often not an attribute that is listed on job descriptions. However, it is one that employers value and one that can allow you to really make a stamp on your workplace […]

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Playlists for different work tasks

It is hard to remember a time before Spotify…when I didn’t have access to millions and millions of songs. I wonder if I would have been able to get through four years of a PhD without it? I have found lately that I have ‘go to’ genres of music depending on what task I am doing. Editing/proofing- Instrumental or very […]

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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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