Pause

Pause – this is something we do regularly when we are watching something on Netflix and we suddenly need to pee. Or when we are following an instructional video on YouTube and need to perform the tasks ourselves. It seems that COVID-19 has done this to us. PAUSE … Work in the lab has been… Read More Pause

Take care of your mental health

With our current situation, people have primarily been worried about their physical health. We check up on each other to see how we are doing and our gut reaction is to report our current physical situation. Do I have cough? Colds? Fever? Diarrhea? Any respiratory problems? But there is another important thing that we need to keep in check – our mental health.… Read More Take care of your mental health

You should not suffer during your PhD!

Cutlery cluttering, excited voices, and intertwining conversation – the familiar pulse of a conference mingle. I was chatting with current and aspiring graduate students when I suddenly heard the dreaded advice: “Expect you will suffer during your PhD, I definitely did”. My skin crawled and I rushed to correct “No, you should not accept suffering… Read More You should not suffer during your PhD!

Networking – getting to know a friend you haven’t met yet

As I am approaching the last year of my PhD, I decided to sign up to an online conference entitled “The Academic Job Market” organized by “Beyond the Professoriate” organization. I don’t know what I want to do after the completion of my PhD but it’s always better to be informed. As the conference was online I could also watch the videos on my iPad during one of my many flights scheduled for the fall.… Read More Networking – getting to know a friend you haven’t met yet