About a year and a half ago, still in the pursue of a PhD degree in spite of numerous set-backs instigating me to basically start my main PhD project all over again, I started to wonder what the h*** I am doing here. After all, I knew from the start that lab work is not… Read More New blogger: Jessica Norberg communicating scientific career confusion
Guest blog post by Hanna Sandvall, Business Area Manager Dfind Science & Engineering, Stockholm. First published in March 2018 on Dfinds blog (in Swedish) re-published and translated with the consent of Dfind. Dfind Science & Engineering is a recruitment and consulting company within science and engineering. All their consultant managers and recruitment consultants have an education… Read More How do I get the recruiter to see my potential instead of my experience?
Guest blog by Andrew Hennigan. Andrew Hennigan is a lecturer, freelance journalist and speaker coach based in Stockholm who teaches networking and influencing workshops for companies, business schools and universities. He is also author of the book “Payforward Networking” based on his business school courses and writes regularly about networking and influencing techniques. Everyone says… Read More Why We Network
As of today, Mr. PhD and I have been in a relationship for a long time! Incredible 3.5 years! But in the last year we hit a rock bottom. Honeymoon phase was long over, and hard work on building a lasting and rewarding relationship settled in. And since we are stubborn and strong personalities, endless… Read More Valentine’s ode to my (Mr.) PhD
Most of us suffer from procrastination tendencies. Luckily, there are techniques we can use to beat them. Finding a technique that works for you is a better strategy than simply deciding to stop procrastinating and relying on your willpower to follow through on your decision. One of the techniques I use is called the Pomodoro… Read More How a tomato helps me to stop procrastinating and start working
Guest blog post from Megan Osler, alumni coordinator at Karolinska Institutet. I became a researcher because of my alumni network. Today, I’m working with KI’s alumni network to help researchers-to-be…and other brilliant KI students. Hej there – My name is Megan Osler. I have a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Vanderbilt University in… Read More #24 Alumni + Career = true
Thinking of defending your thesis? While it is still fresh on my mind, I would like to share some tips from my own dissertation experience this year. Note that this is not a replacement for the guideline stipulated in KI website. I am just re-organising their guideline in a flow that makes sense for me,… Read More #23 So you are going to defend your thesis