The Graduate Matters column has evolved in its first five years and is looking for new contributors.
This is the final instalment in our two-part series where experienced teaching assistants offer guidance to both first-timers and veterans looking for new ideas.
Experienced teaching assistants offer guidance for first timers and veterans looking for new ideas.
Don’t let a small area hold you back – you can still have an efficient workspace.
Don’t be afraid to ask an employer for a list of potential questions that might be asked of you.
International student Rani Saggere describes her experience pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of New Brunswick.
Guiding questions to facilitate your quest for a collaborative student-supervisor relationship.
Whether you are certain you want to pursue non-academic employment, or are perhaps on the fence, there are great benefits to thinking about your academic CV as a record of all you do.
The h-index and journal impact factor are two well-known methods to determine how well your research is being received.
Connecting with others in your field can offer job search insights, networking opportunities and a chance to learn about different career paths.
Internships provide students with a broader view of the world and professional skills development, which can transcend their in-class knowledge.
Taking the time – even if it’s a few hours a week – for extracurricular activities can help expand your career options.
Six things to think about as you consider whether or not to pursue a graduate degree.
Making sure your program content is curated to your specific audience is key.
Some say doctorates are designed for the pure love of research and to advance scientific knowledge, but this model excludes students who wish to pursue non-academic careers.
The aim of the interview committee is to deeply challenge you by asking a variety of questions and getting you out of your comfort zone.
The most helpful advice the authors received was ‘show, don’t tell.’
Two grad students discuss their unique experiences of having to switch supervisors.
Learning what services and resources your university library provides can save you from research headaches down the road.
Peer support groups, institutional workshops and positive mentorship relationships are a few of the ways you can curb the feeling of ‘just not good enough.’