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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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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 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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Five PhDs Fields to Help Foster Biodiversity
July 23, 2018
Biodiversity is the 'infrastructure' that keeps our planet alive. Without biodiversity, the earth's ecosystems suffer and die. And biodiversity in many of the world's vital ecosystems is currently imperiled - largely because of the impact of humans. The good news? Just as humans have contributed to ...

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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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