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Three Tips for Recruiting The Right Undergraduate Research Assistants
September 24, 2018
If you are a PhD candidate or a postdoc, you may find yourself in need of a research assistant or two. The perfect candidates? Enterprising undergraduates who may (or may not!) be looking for experience in the field or lab. But all undergrads are not created equal. Which begs the question: How do you go about finding the right one? Read on for three tips aimed at helping you attract the best and brightest undergraduate talent.

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How PhD Research Skills Benefit Business Professionals
September 20, 2018
People with PhDs, like great business executives, know how to find answers to difficult problems, communicate them to a problem-solving team, execute a solution, and go with the flow. Depending on your business field, academia may not be the most natural or obvious path toward success. But earning a...

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How To Prepare Properly For Fieldwork
September 11, 2018
If you are working towards your doctoral degree and you are new to the fieldwork scene, there are a few things you should know. Let's take a closer look at how to prepare for fieldwork.

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Eight Alternative Career Paths for PhDs
August 27, 2018
Let’s face it: Academia is not for everyone. But if you have already put the time and effort into getting a PhD, you may feel trapped. The good news? You do not have to stay in academia to make the most of your PhD. Instead, pursue one of these eight career options instead.

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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...

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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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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...