When you Know More than your Boss

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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

Tips for Attending Your First Academic Conference

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Tips for attending your first Academic Conference

Are you attending your first academic conference? If you’ve already applied and been accepted to present at your first academic conference, you’re probably really excited! And maybe slightly terrified! If you’ve already prepared but aren’t sure what to expect or do when you actually get there or are heading there, I hope this post is helpful. Below, some tips and … Read More

Surviving and Succeeding in an Online Doctorate Program

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Surviving and succeeding in an online doctorate program can sometimes feel impossible! As the 2015-2016 academic year draws nearer, a new student in our program reached out to current and former students to ask for advice. Here, some colleagues from my own program share their best tips on note-taking, and long-term organization strategies for surviving and succeeding in an online doctorate … Read More