We all have our weaknesses as graduate students. I’ll say it: mine is public speaking. I get this queasy feeling in the stomach and my imagination turns wild with all the things that could go wrong. I think that a lot of us struggle with public speaking and it happens to be one of the… Read More For those who fear public speaking
Graduate school is a unique and amazing experience. Where else do you have the intellectual freedom to choose what you learn, the independence to make your own work schedule, the “requirement” to live and play in the wilderness for months (maybe a bit unique to my situation), and the joy of being surrounded by passionate,… Read More Tips on How to Survive Grad School from a Fourth Year Ph.D. Student
This post is a sequel to my previous post “Growing Smaller“. ~ April 20th, 2013 I had been in Italy for nearly two months. I had grown accustomed to my Italian life – to my quiet neighborhood on the bank of the Adige river, to the melody of Italian filling my ear, to the resounding… Read More Roses blooming in the rain
Where did all the time go? This summer seemed so immense only a month ago, and all of a sudden we only really have a few weeks left until it is time to start thinking about fall again. What have I accomplished so far this summer? I have profited from Montreal. I attended the Jazz… Read More Where did summer go?