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How To Use Social Media In Your Research
January 16, 2019
Social media makes an impact not just on our daily interaction with the world, but increasingly on PhD research too. Now more than ever social media influences how employers hire and how college admissions officers admit students. It also gives doctoral students the chance to recruit participants, boost their research profiles, collect data, share ideas, and contribute informally to an area of expertise. If you are a doctoral student looking to boost your research, take a look at how you can use social media to get that edge.

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Five Things PhD Students Should Plan For The New Year
January 3, 2019
The new year is upon us, which means so are new year’s resolutions. Whether 2018 was full of blessings or you’re happy it is in the rearview mirror, 2019 is a clean slate -- one that’s full of potential. Hoping to make the best of it as a PhD student? Prioritize these five tasks to get the yea...

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A Push for Universities to Step Up their Efforts in Africa
December 20, 2018
At the sixth African Higher Education Week held this fall in Nairobi, Kenya, various African leaders cited the pivotal role African universities can play in helping the continent achieve its goals. Here’s a closer look at why higher education involvement is essential to progress and development in...

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Five Tips for Turning Your PhD Thesis Into a Book
December 18, 2018
PhD students spend years working on their theses. And while doing so is a labor of love, there's nothing wrong with maximizing your efforts by turning your dissertation into a book. Here’s a closer look at five tips to keep in mind when moving through the thesis publishing process.

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Four Things PhD Students Need To Know About AI
December 3, 2018
We’ve already established that corporations have many of the same rights as citizens in the US. And also that natural features, such as the Te Urewera forest in New Zealand, have rights, too. A recent PBS article argues it may only be a matter of time before artificial intelligence (AI) join the l...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Job Interview-Dinner Etiquette
November 19, 2018
Congratulations! You're here! You've networked, applied to jobs, and now you are invited to lunch or dinner with a potential employer. What should you do? Take a look at these tips for job-interview meal etiquette.

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Five Questions To Ask Yourself Before Taking Out A Loan for Your PhD
November 5, 2018
Can't get funding for that PhD you so desperately want? Should you take out a loan? Here's a rundown of the things to consider.

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Five Things to Do After Finishing Your PhD
October 22, 2018
Completing your PhD may be one of the biggest things you have achieved you your life to date. It is so all-encompassing, in fact, that you might find yourself wrestling with one surprising question when you are finally done: 'what do I do with myself now?' While you’ll eventually join the workfor...

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Six Reasons to Do a PhD -- Even If You Don’t Want to Work in Academia
October 8, 2018
When most people think of PhD studies, they think of the academic career track. However, this isn’t the only way to go. In fact, there are many great reasons to pursue this degree -- even if you have no plans to be a professor. Read on for a roundup of six benefits of getting a PhD beyond laying t...

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Africa, A Continent Of Successes And Challenges For PhD Students
October 3, 2018
As more Africans are pursuing Doctorate degrees, their contribution to the development of the continent is proving to be invaluable. While there’s little doubt that the African continent needs more PhDs, there’s a lot of debate about how to accomplish this. Let's take a look at the developments.

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January 11, 2019

Podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. And while we mostly think of them in the context of entertainment, they are also aliv...


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December 13, 2018

Earlier this year in Nairobi, the South Korean government announced that it would provide $9 million to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovatio...