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Category: Interviews To Success

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Interview to success – Soph Cook: scientist, fashion blogger and influencer

If you are new to my blog, let me introduce one of my favourite pages which is the Interview to Success. My blog is a space where people can learn how to be successful in gradschool, which doesn’t necessarily mean publishing 5 papers, doing a postdoc after graduation or being the smartest kids of the class. Success is a personal achievement and everyone enrolled … Read More Interview to success – Soph Cook: scientist, fashion blogger and influencer

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Creative ways of making money as a grad student.

I recently attended the STEM Festival in Peterbourg, a small town located a bit norther than London. The event aimed at showcasing science and technology to kids ages 7 to 12. The festival was a chance to meet up with some of the amazing girls that use social media to do science communication. Emily is a first year PhD student at the University of … Read More Creative ways of making money as a grad student.

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A career in science communication – Anna Zakrisson

If you follow me for a while, you might know already that one of the section of my blog is dedicated to interviewing people inside and outside academia that made their own success from scratch. Please look at the section Interview to Success to check the previous articles. Today, I want to use this space to talk about Anna Zakrisson, a scientist who made her career … Read More A career in science communication – Anna Zakrisson

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Real stories: sexual harassment in academia.

One of the major issues in academia arose in 2017 was sexual harassment. In the wake of #MeToo, women from within various fields have come together to share stories of their abusive experiences collectively.  To reveal the scale of the problem in academia, Karen Kelsky, a former professor, created her anonymous survey that chronicles the extent of sexual harassment inside the wall of the ivory tower. The document, … Read More Real stories: sexual harassment in academia.

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Interview with the Godmother of the Silicon Beach: Cam Kashani

Cameron Kashani is an Iranian-American entrepreneur, the founder of COACCEL, the Human Accelerator, and the co-founder of Coloft, the first co-working space in Los Angeles for technology startups and entrepreneurs. She was featured in Forbes and other magazines as one of the most inspirational women in technology. She earned the title of Godmother of the Silicon Beach, and her enterprise, COACCEL, trained more than 4000 Entrepreneurs and 700 … Read More Interview with the Godmother of the Silicon Beach: Cam Kashani

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PhD to success – Paolo Barucca – physicist and science communicator

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

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Phd to success 3.0 – Colm Ryan

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

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Phd to success 2.0 – Jennifer Matsui

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

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Phd to success 1.0 – Vincenzo and Cosimo

PARTE IN ITALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE This is the first of my interview article to people inside and outside academia who made their own way to success. I decided to start talking about the experience of Cosimo and Vincenzo. They both come from Southern Italy like me and are currently working at the Institute of Aerospace Technology at the University of Nottingham. They … Read More Phd to success 1.0 – Vincenzo and Cosimo

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What does it take to get success in life – Successful people – Part 2

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

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How to become successful people – Come diventare persone di successo

VERSIONE IN ITALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE I have been reading a lot recently about successful people. Above all, I was interested in their habits, how they managed to get their success and how they keep up with their busy lives. They all share the same habits, have loads in common and I want to share with everyone what, in my opinion, are the … Read More How to become successful people – Come diventare persone di successo