5 Reasons You Should Be Blogging

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Why blog? 5 Reasons you should be blogging

Have you ever contemplated starting a blog, and then thought, eh, why blog, what’s the point? Then read on, because there are definitely reasons why blogging can be great for your career! Blogging can support your career because it can let you help others, it can help you establish yourself professionally (online), it can create new career opportunities for you, … Read More

Developing Thick Skin

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developing thick skin

Last year, I started writing a little bit about topics that are (apparently) up for debate, including this op-ed in The Baltimore Sun about the travel ban, that, all things considered, isn’t really even that polarizing (in fact, I took an extremely moderate stance — no pun intended), and YET, I got some strong reactions (including some polite emails expressing disagreement, and a … Read More

Jennifer Polk on Life After a Doctorate

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Jennifer Polk and Punita Rice Interview for PunitaRice.com - Life After a Doctorate

Jennifer Polk is the go-to authority on helping grad students and people with PhDs explore careers beyond professoriate and academic jobs. She writes on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for doctoral-degree holders, has a PhD in History from the University of Toronto, and is the co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate, and the owner of From PhD to … Read More

When you Know More than your Boss (Guest Post)

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Astrophysics

Have you ever worked for a boss who knew less than you about your area of work? Or, how do you deal with a boss who knows nothing about the area in which you work?? (If you have any actual advice for dealing with a bad boss, please leave a comment!). My cousin N.* found herself in this exact position. (*She’ll be saying … Read More

“You’re Going to Regret Not Trying”

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Jashvina Shah - Journalist - Fashion and Sports

Earlier this year I mentioned my outreach organization ISAASE‘s “Be Inspired” project. (In case you missed the post, it’s here). For the project, I connected with journalist Jashvina Shah about navigating the world of sports journalism (which isn’t exactly known for its welcoming attitude towards women), establishing a subscription service to a private sports reporting site, and why she loves working in journalism. She … Read More

An Interview with American Bazaar

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American Bazaar interviewed Dr. Punita Rice about research on South Asian American student experiences, and ISAASE. (Dr. Punita Rice interview with American Bazaar.)

About a month ago, I chatted with Jayshal Sood of American Bazaar Magazine about the work of ISAASE. In the interview, we talked about my research findings, including the reality that South Asian American students are diverse, may have less-than-ideal experiences in school, and don’t always get support they need from teachers. We also chatted about low teacher cultural proficiency, … Read More

Loyola Alumni Story

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Loyola Alumni Punita Rice

I recently did a Q&A for the Loyola University Maryland Alumni Association’s Alumni Stories (I did my Masters in teaching there). In it, I got to share just a little bit about the work ISAASE is doing to support South Asian American students. You can learn more about ISAASE here, or if you’re interested, you can read the interview / alumni … Read More

Why Research on South Asian American Students Matters

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The Aerogram - Teachers Don’t Know Much About South Asian American Students

I wrote an article for The Aerogram on why research on South Asian American students matters. Here’s an excerpt: There is a lack of distinction made between different kinds of Asians in existing literature, and a particular dearth of existing literature on South Asian American students. This means teachers can’t really understand these students’ cultures, and thus can’t provide culturally responsive instruction to … Read More

Thanks for the Memories, Johns Hopkins

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Thanks Hopkins! Dr. Punita Rice JHU

I can’t believe my doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University has come to an end. It’s the end of an era. This past couple of weeks after graduating from have been surreal. (Especially as it’s begun to sink in that from now on, there will be no more homework in my life. Well no more of my own homework anyway.) Thanks … Read More

8 Tips for Your Ed.D. Program

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Many moons ago, I shared a post about surviving and succeeding in an online doctorate program, featuring advice from other graduates from my own doctoral program. Here, I’m sharing a consolidated list of the best tips I can think of for surviving your Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program, as well as a YouTube video for the more visual among … Read More