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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 list of non-human entities that are recognized as people. If you’re a PhD student, you’ve been driven by the acquisition of knowledge. While AI might not seem to relate to your discipline, it still should be of interest to you -- both from an intellectual perspective and from a professional one. Read on for a roundup of four things to know.

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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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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 yo...

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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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December 13, 2018

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Early career university researchers from Australia and Germany are ramping up their collaborative efforts thanks to the Australia-Germany Joint Resear...


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November 29, 2018

We often talk about the importance of gender diversity on college campuses -- particularly as it relates to institutional leadership. Now more concret...