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Researchers and Their Stories

Like many others who have traversed academia before me, my journey includes a lot of grappling with my own mental health. It is no secret that life as a graduate student…
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  • January 25, 2019
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No one prepared me for the worst possible outcome of a dissertation defense: Failure. Yet, after waiting outside in the hallway for over 90 minutes, I was certain of it…
I started my PhD at my host University. Like anyone starting anything new, I was excited! I thought I would be making a ground-breaking discovery in two years and…
As I often do when I have an important day, I woke up with butterflies and nausea. I arrived at the building I’m going to be based in feeling very nervous and sweaty…
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  • November 27, 2018
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Let’s be honest; getting published is not typically a walk in the park and it might require a lot of extra work. You might think that you have already put enough time…
I wanted to write about my experience of simlutaneously being a PhD student and a parent. There are sacfricies - my children and partner see a little less of me but I am…
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  • February 7, 2019
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If you asked me two years ago where I would be now, I never in a million years would have said sitting at my desk every week day reading journal articles and writing a…
When people asked me about my career goals, I would lie and say “I don’t know.” But that wasn’t my story.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I desperately wanted to be…
After finishing the first year of my PhD program, I spent all summer trying to reflect on what exactly happened. However, I wasn’t able to reflect on what I learned…
Graduate school was a large immediate trigger for resurfacing my depression and anxiety which I had been able to manage for a few years in undergrad. I felt very alone,…