As always when trying to sum up a year of career activities we reach the point of – which ones should we choose? For this blog post we decided to use the mindset ‘’the more the merrier’’ instead of the approach ‘’kill your darlings’’. There is no common thread here, other than the chronological order,… Read More Highlights of the year 2018
(Mood: optimistic) December is coming to an end, the new year is approaching, and it’s time to look ahead. You may have big decisions to make in the coming year. If you are finishing a PhD, a postdoc, or something third, you may have to decide whether you will stay on your current track or… Read More Changing direction can be the rational choice－how to base career decisions on your present, not your past
(Mood: poisonous apple red with a tiny leaf of green) If I tell you the words “Christmas” and “Food”, what kind of feeling do you get? For me it used to be: warm, cozy, a lot, heavy, comfort and family. Pretty nice 🙂 Then, a couple of years ago, I became a vegetarian, and though… Read More Food restrictions: when my tummy made me “that one”
(Mood: hopeful) Here we are, the last week of work before the so desired Christmas break! In Stockholm we have been blessed with a pre-Christmas week covered in white, fluffy snow! We also had our always fun lab Christmas dinner so now I am really counting my days to flying to Portugal, meeting my family… Read More Scientific New Year’s resolutions: an interactive challenge!
Social media – oh, how often we talk about them! They suck our lives, drive us away from reality, and allow for never ending comparisons underminding our self-confidence. We discuss how much screentime is OK, using our phones to do that. However this November, I was highly grateful for Twitter.… Read More My Xmass Present =Twitter!
(Mood: Mind-boggled) We might not always (or hardly ever) get it, but my idea of Christmas is intertwined with snow, hot chocolate, a fireplace, long dark evenings (somehow I see this as a positive thing when it comes to Christmas), warm sweaters (possibly with a Christmas pattern) and other cozy things. Great was my surprise… Read More A very Aussie Christmas
Las Posadas, Latin American festivities before Christmas. Today’s post in the advent calendar is written by KI Alumni Irina Jovel-Dalmau.
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(Mood: eager) We have all been there. In the middle of cutting the Christmas ham, the uncle to your right seizes his opportunity to ask the question that you would have preferred to avoid for one night. “So tell me, how is your PhD project going?” Your mind racing, you are trying to think of… Read More The Christmas Guide to Science Communication … to your loved ones
(alternative title: If Santa had a lab) (mood: amazed) The (not really) real story of Santa Claus started when he was a young apprentice in the village workshop. He started working there after school, to make some extra money for his holidays, and quickly became good with woodworking. So, he thought of using those skills… Read More Dr. Santa Claus, BSc, MSc, MD, PhD, hero of the world
(Mood: anxious) Now what? This is the question that came up when my contract as a postdoc was about to finish. It was exactly the same question when I was about to finish my PhD and I can even go back to the time when I finished my university degree. And every time I got… Read More Leaving Academia? Now what?