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Four Things for Archivists to Know in the Digital World
August 16, 2018
When we hear the word 'archives,' thoughts of dark rooms filled with dusty papers from ancient times may first come to mind. However, the fact is that archives are very relevant to the modern world -- and so are those who maintain them. Thinking about becoming an archivist yourself? If so, here are four things to keep in mind about working as an archivist in today's digital landscape.

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The Autumn School Advantage: A Must-Read for Climate Change PhD Students
July 19, 2018
We often talk about the many benefits of summer school. However, it’s not the only option for PhD students in climate change fields looking to give themselves an inside edge. As summer reaches its midway point, now is a good time to stop and assess the divide between where you are and where you wa...

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A Three-Stage Approach to PhD Success
July 16, 2018
Undertaking a PhD is no small feat. However, as with many things in life, doing a PhD becomes more manageable if you break it down to its parts. Read on for a three-stage approach, which lays the groundwork for a productive and successful PhD experience.

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How To Fit In When You Join A Lab Abroad
June 18, 2018
If you're starting a PhD or postdoc, you may opt to join a lab abroad. Here are a few tips on how to fit in. Let's take a closer look.

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4 Great Places for Writing Your PhD Thesis
May 10, 2018
Concentration is essential when your writing your thesis -- so much so, in fact, that many PhD students find that their usual study spots may not cut it when it comes to facilitating complete and total focus. Whether you’re just starting to write your thesis, midway through it, or in the home stre...

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Six Tips for Pursuing Your PhD with a Family
April 23, 2018
Pursuing a doctorate is rigorous work. However, just because you’re doing a PhD doesn’t mean it has to take over your personal life. In fact, plenty of PhD students manage other commitments as well, including raising families. Wondering whether you’ve got what it takes to take on a PhD when y...

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Why PhD Students Are So Important for Universities
April 9, 2018
PhD students, know this: your university needs you. Yes, you work hard. Yes, you’re focused. Yes, sometimes you miss the big picture because of your laser-focus. Let's take a closer look at why you're so important for universities.

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Understanding the Value of PhDs: Academic v. Non-Academic Career Paths
March 26, 2018
There’s no denying that a PhD is a tremendous achievement. Less clear? Just how much value this advanced credential offers degree-holders -- particularly when you factor in that many PhDs end up in non-academic careers. Wondering whether you’ll get more out of staying in academia or making the l...

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Three Reasons to Study Hospitality and Tourism in Hong Kong
March 21, 2018
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has declared tourism to be “an economic and social phenomenon.” It’s hardly a surprise that so many people are endeavoring to get into this field, which is why a degree in tourism and hospitality can be an inva...

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Working On Your PhD? These Seven Women Will Inspire You
March 12, 2018
We recently observed International Women’s Day, but we’re far from done celebrating. In fact, the US is currently celebrating Women’s History Month, aimed at recognizing the many contributions women have made to the country. We can think of no better time to highlight the achievements of seven...

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August 17, 2018

While male professors with PhDs may have the liberty of using their first names with students in order to promote friendlier interactions, female prof...


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July 26, 2018

Thousands of students receive PhDs in Australia every year. And while there is a great need for their talents in the private sector, woefully few of ...


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July 19, 2018

That glow from your smartphone may be keeping you up at night more than you realize. Avoiding the color cyan--a cross between blue and green--may help...