Category Archives: Graduate student

The end of a beginning

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.“ Sir Winston Churchill, 1942 Yesterday, 24th of May 2017, the third chapter of my thesis got … Continue reading

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Of Big Meetings and Me

As I am clearly entering the last four months before giving in my Ph.D. thesis … I crawl under an unprecedented amount of data and possible projects to put into papers. BUT, the summer 2016 was the perfect timing to … Continue reading

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Pursuing a Ph.D. is a privilege and a test of character

<< WARNING: I OVERUSE LISTS. >>  Yesterday I was reading a blog post on the “unspoken dark side” of getting a Ph.D. In the article, the author shared his struggle during his post-graduate studies and described how academia is a … Continue reading

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THE CHANGING FACE OF SCIENCE

I love to listen to elders. Their wisdom, their experience, and the differences between their life and ours; they always initiate a rich reflection in me. Things inside and outside of Science have changed so much for the last 100 … Continue reading

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LORD OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS: THE QUEST (IN CANADA)

Writing about my Ph.D. experience, I can’t leave by my horrible great story with scholarship demands. Each September, I go through the same loop: I write not really effectively the never-ending list of documents needed to apply for scholarships. Scholarships … Continue reading

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The Eleven Commandments of Conference and Stress Management

As the conference season is coming or has already started for Ph.D. students, stress management and slide preparation invade our schedule. So here I give you my best advices for lessening your stress level and achieving the best version possible … Continue reading

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The Eternal Generalist/Specialist Dilemma

Often I feel torn between being even better at what I am already good at (which is so fun!) and achieving more at all the other (scary) skills. It seems to be a long lasting struggle for all workers across … Continue reading

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