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Changing University Parental Leave Policies with Marie McCausland

Get the Papa PhD Career Readiness Tool kit ! University policies… Are they set in stone? Do we get to update them, if they’re unfair or archaic? If you’re considering this type of question, today, you might be feeling like David facing Goliath, and tend to shrug your shoulders and just accept things as they…

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First Year PhD – Assembling the Expedition Team

Welcome to the PhD Dojo! This week, I’m bringing you part three of the PhD Dojo series on tools and strategies to make the best out of your PhD experience. Today – Assembling the PhD Expedition Team, or how to ensure your PhD won’t be a solitary endeavor and that you will have help and…

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Marketing Your Research Skills after the PhD with Alana Rister

Get the Papa PhD Career Readiness Tool kit ! Building your brand? Improving your discoverability? Establishing a presence on social media? These are questions that are seldom covered in the context of graduate school and of the career development of young researchers. Do these questions pique your interest? This week, I’m bringing you my recent…

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First Year PhD – Avoiding the Pitfalls – PhD Dojo

Welcome to the PhD Dojo! This week, I’m starting a series on tools and strategies to make the best out of your PhD experience. Today – Things I would have loved to know when I started my PhD and that would have saved me a lot of headaches. Below, you’ll find the full, edited to…

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Are Things Changing for the Better for Women in STEM? with Krishna Kadiyala

Get the Papa PhD Career Readiness Tool kit ! On this episode, I will be bringing you my interview with Krishna Kadiyala. During our conversation, we talked about Krishna’s experience as a woman in the STEM space, and in particular about her decision to have children during the PhD. An important conversation I really wanted…

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Tools for PhD Career Readiness with Natalia Bielczyk

Welcome to the PhD Dojo! This week, I have the pleasure of bringing you a conversation with friend of the show, Natalia Bielczyk. In this special episode of the dojo, Natalia will present us the tools she has created for PhDs looking to work on their career readiness, namely the Ontology of Value Test and…

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Reconciling the Research and Development Mindsets with David Giltner

Get the Papa PhD Career Readiness Tool kit ! On this episode, I will be bringing you my interview with David Giltner, who is launching his book « It’s a Game, Not a Formula: How to Succeed as a Scientist Working in the Private Sector », about his experience bridging the gap between the research…

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PhD Dojo – Presentation and Pitch with David Mendes

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! Welcome to the brand new Papa PhD segment! The PhD Dojo. Every two weeks, David Mendes will bring you PhD news, answers to listener questions, humor in this new space, where the goal is to make you a black belt in all things related to career preparation as…

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Being a PhD, a father and an entrepreneur with Matthias Hombauer

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! On this episode, I will be bringing you my interview with International Rockstar Photographer, dadpreneur and coach Matthias Hombauer, PhD. During our conversation, Matthias shares his experience in graduate school and shares how he dealt with the growing feeling that his future was not in research. Namely, we…

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The Pillars of PhD Career Readiness with Mrim Boutla

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! Welcome to Season 3 of the Papa PhD podcast! To start this new season, today I’m bringing you a great interview Dr. Mrim Boutla, a neuroplasticity PhD turned career coach, who was on the show in Season 2, but in French. Mrim has put a lot of thought into…

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