Reflecting on my Viva.

So…. I did it. I passed my Viva and was called Dr. for the first time. It feels surreal and amazing. I wanted to share my Viva experience, as I know that not everyone’s Viva is the same. I was absolutely terrified the night before and morning of, although I felt like I had prepared a lot, I was sh&5ing […]

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How I am preparing for a Viva.

I am in the midst of preparing for my Viva (verbal defence)!  For some context; as I have written in previous blog posts, my University is one of the first in Australia to have a compulsory Viva for all PhD students. I think our process is slightly different to that of other countries, as we get feedback from the reviewers […]

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Career Advice for Accountants

**In Collaboration**  Studying accountancy is an excellent option for anyone who wants to work with numbers. It gives you the opportunity to consider a number of different career paths, from working as a small business accountant to being a treasurer or a compliance manager. If you’re hoping to develop your career as an accountant, there are several things that you […]

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Favourites; Mindfulness Planner

I got given the mindfulness planner for Christmas and it was such a lovely gift. The planner is made by the same people who create the wonderful Breathe magazine. The planner is an undated week to view with lots of additional pages including recipes, quotes, notes pages, and goal setting. It is a great little planner ! Check it out […]

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Favourites; Viva prep cards

My university is one of the first in Australia to introduce the verbal defence (Viva) aspect of the thesis, meaning that my PhD experience is more like many other countries in the world. My Viva is likely to be at the end of January / start of February, which is terrifying as it is only a month away now. A […]

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Featured day in the life of: Jordan, PhD candidate in human factors.

Hi everyone! My name is Jordan Rogers and I’m a PhD Candidate at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. My degree is in Human Factors which is a blend of psychology and engineering and centers around informing product and system design through understanding human limitations and capabilities. My research and career interests involve optimizing medical device design and healthcare […]

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