David Mendes

Liliana Vitorino – Making the Choices That Are Good For You

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! The thought of transitioning into your professional life can be daunting at times. What is expecting me on the other side? Am I going to be happy? Will it be easy? How much am I going to make? If you add into the mix the question of…

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Falisha Karpati – Finding Your Place and Thriving in the AltAc Space

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! We always want to project into the future as the best possible version of ourselves. But we often fall into the trap of setting our goals based on what we’ve been told we should aim for, or what we see our neighbors aiming for. A big part…

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Career Conversations – Setting Standards and Knowing Your Worth as a Researcher

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! Deciding to embark on graduate studies can be a big step to take. For a lot of you out there, it represents your first leap into independent life and can carry a lot of unknowns, especially if you are a first generation graduate student. One of the…

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Pedro Resende – When The Choices You Don’t Make Take You Where You Want to Go

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! They say “if  life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But what if life gives you the proverbial lemons, you press them, and apple juice comes out? In this episode, Pedro Resende shares with us how he came to be a researcher after a stint in industry, and…

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Inês Thomas Almeida – A Winding Journey From Biology to Musicology

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! We’re fresh into a new year, and this time of year is one of re-evaluation, decision-taking, and renewal for a lot of you out there. This week, you’ll hear Inês Thomas Almeida’s recount of 20 years starting in a biology bachelor’s and leading to a PhD project…

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Papa PhD Pearls of Wisdom – 2019 Season

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! For the last episode of the 2019 season of Papa PhD, instead of an  interview, we’re bringing you some of the best advice our guests have shared so far, so enjoy the insights, take the opportunity to go listen to the earlier episodes, and remember to rate…

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Joana Lobo Antunes – Crossing Borders Across Countries and Fields of Study

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! Life isn’t a straight line. In particular, professional life is not as much of a straight line as it was in the past. As scientists, as researchers, the path we follow is determined by our choices, but also by our collaborations and by opportunities that arise along…

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Fábio Rosa, Gil Costa, Patrícia Monteiro – Taking Opportunities and Blazing Your Own Trail

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! This episode is a special one – it was recorded live with three guests who were speakers at the 2019 edition of BEBday, a meeting organized by the students of my PhD program at the University of Coimbra, Portugal – the BEB PhD Program. This year’s edition brought…

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Mark Crandall – Rising Up From Negative Self-Talk

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! What makes some people impervious to adversity? What kind of super-power do they have that allows them to get up after a major hit and find the will power to lick their wounds and come out fighting? This week, hear Mark Crandall tell his story of beating…

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Cindy Hovington – Bringing Science-Based Advice to the Public Arena

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! In your life as a student or as a researcher, you may hear discouraging voices telling you you’re not good enough, not intelligent enough, or even not man enough for the task or project at hand. In today’s episode, we’re talking with Cindy Hovington, founder of CuriousNeuron.com,…

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