**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 […]
I wrote a survival guide for the last few months of a PhD a little while again and now I am updating it for the last month! Things are getting very close now. Countdown Calendar- This not only clearly outlines what tasks need to be achieved each day but it also serves as good motivation. Mine is on the fridge […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Featured Day in the Life of: Deena, PhD student in cognitive neuroscience who just submitted her thesis!
Hi, I’m Deena (instagram here), and I’m a PhD candidate from La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia who recently submitted her PhD thesis!! My field of research is cognitive neuroscience, with particular interests in how the brain changes during the healthy aging process and after cerebrovascular events. I conducted human research and collected data for this using healthy young and older […]
**In Collaboration** Online courses can be incredibly beneficial for your future career. Whether you have recently graduated and are looking for a course that will complement your studies or you are thinking of completing an online course before job hunting, there is a course out there for you. If you are a graduate, you will remember what it felt like […]