Category: Grad School Advice
A while ago, I wrote an article about PhD and mental health issues starting the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone. The outcome was impressive. The article went viral and got around 3500 views. I got so many feedback from people grateful that I shared my experience and came up with solutions. Back then, I encouraged students to seek professional advice and talk to a counsellor. Many universities … Read More PhD and anxiety – Part 2
This article has also ben publish by the female scientist association. A recent report published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Diversity Landscape of the Chemical Science, put together some of the available evidence about the current state of diversity in the chemical sciences, with the particular focus on the United Kingdom. Specifically, three different parameters were taken into account: gender, disability and minority … Read More How do we encourage more women into STEM?
Conference season is coming soon and you are might be wondering wheter to apply for one. When I started my PhD, my supervisor told me that one of the criteria to have a successful PhD is the presentation of your work at academic conferences. To be more precise, what you should need is attendance at three conferences and you must have done at least … Read More PhD Life – How to make an outstanding academic presentation
After my previous articles on the importance of science communication and how to distinguish a reliable and unreliable scientific news, I decided to go back to my interviews and talk about my friend Paolo Barucca. Paolo is a researcher in physics and a science communicator. He created a website, La Scienza Coatta, The Coarse Science, where he tells stories about scientists in the language … Read More PhD to success – Paolo Barucca – physicist and science communicator
11th of February is The International Day of Women and Girls in Science!!! It is a very special day of the year celebrating Women who dedicated their lives, time, passions or hobbies into Science! Historically, without many many many intelligent Women our mankind wouldn’t be the same as it is now! Today, Ladies with beautiful […] via Top 9 Women-Led SciComm Blogs! — Be a … Read More Happy International Day of Women in Science.
How to make a success out of your PhD? This is a big question and probably no one knows the answer. Success is a personal achievement based on what are your expectations and goals: getting a lectureship, working for a big corporate or setting up their own business. There is definitely someone who made a huge success out of his PhD and postdoc and, … Read More Phd to success 3.0 – Colm Ryan
This is the second of my interview articles to people inside and outside academia who made their own way to success. My interview today is to Jennifer Matsui. She is a student of the Molander group and currently doing her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. I very much admire Jennifer. She is a brilliant and strong woman with excellent PhD records. She … Read More Phd to success 2.0 – Jennifer Matsui
A long while ago, I have written an article about habits of successful people. If interested, please read my previous article. Today, I want to move forward and share the secret of their success. What made people successful in the first place? For example, what does it take for an athlete to win the gold medal at the Olympic games? What does it take … Read More What does it take to get success in life – Successful people – Part 2
Did you know that your LinkedIn profile is the first thing that pops up on Google if someone is looking you up? Did you also know that 94% of users only click on items found on the first page of their Google search? In other words, if you want to make a transition from academia to industry and don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you … Read More How to get out there – maximise the benefit of your Linkedin profile.
I have been recently following the PhDStudent forum on Twitter @PhDStudents and they provide loads of useful information for PhD students. I decided to publish one of their article about life after graduation. Is carrying on going with your field the best decision for you or do you want to explore other options after graduation? Read the following article to find your answer. This … Read More Do you Believe in Life After Graduation? for Graduate Students