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A Vision of Graduate School for the 21st Century With Monica Granados

Support the show on Patreon ! Or buy me a coffee 🙂 This week on the show, I bring you a very lucid and pleasant conversation about how the graduate school experience could improve with Monica Granados, Policy advisor at Environment and Climate Change Canada. A lot of the conversation revolved around a subject that…

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Networking and Job Hunting as a PhD With Parag Mahanti

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! Hi! This week on Papa PhD, I’m bringing you my conversation with Parag Mahanti. “We recorded this in November, during the Parag’s Thanksgiving break. Since then, India has been severely hit by the second wave of the COVID pandemic, and many lives have been lost. Parag wanted this…

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Balancing Research, Art, and Entrepreneurship With Sarah Nersesian

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! This week on the show, I’m talking with Sarah Nersesian, a PhD researcher who pursues many passions and interests in life, while remaining a scientist at heart. During our conversation, we talk about making decisions during your academic journey, about finding ways of nurturing your creative side during…

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Embracing Science Communication as a Business With Wilf Nelson

This week on Papa PhD, I’m bringing you Wilf Nelson. Wilf is a PhD researcher at the University of Bigmingham in the UK and he is the host and producer of the Watercooler Neuroscience Podcast. During our conversation, Wilf shared his passion for science, for science communication, and for podcasting. And if you listen to…

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Doing Research Outside Academia as a Psychology PhD with Sherri Widen

Do you need a PhD? When I launched into the doctoral adventure, I wanted to teach at the same level the professors I worked with did. So for me, the answer was yes. In today’s episode, My guest, Sherri Widen, shares her journey and her reflections on the reality of the PhD career today and…

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Juggling Side-Interests, Graduate School, and Your Personal Life During your PhD With Gertrude Nonterah

My experience going through graduate school was mostly of graduate students being fully funded and working exclusively on their PhD, at least until the time came to write their thesis. But this is not the reality for everyone and in all domains of research. Today, I’m bringing you a conversation with Gertrude Nonterah about her…

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Being a PhD Researcher and an Entrepreneur With Jessica Steinberg

Do you have a business idea based on your PhD research? A consultancy or a deeptech project? Well, you are not alone. A lot of PhD researchers out there have plans to become their own bosses rather than getting a job, when they’re done with their degree. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Jessica Steinberg’s recount…

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Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Academia With Shaz Zamore

Welcome to episode 100 of the Papa PhD podcast! In a lot of the conversations I’ve had in past interviews here on the show, we have talked about how academia and graduate school need to change. For this special episode, I’m bringing you a conversation during which I got a glimpse at what that change…

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Navigating the Corporate Space With Caolan Kovach-Orr

This week on Papa PhD, I’m talking with Caolan Kovach-Orr about his journey from the wet lab to a career in data science. During our conversation, we talked Caolan’s academic journey, about what skills you should focus on as a candidate, today, if you’re interested in data science, about the specifics of the interviewing process…

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Retelling Your PhD Career Story With Kerri Twigg

This week on Papa PhD, I’m bringing you my recent conversation with Kerri Twigg, career development coach, TEDx speaker, and author of “The Career Stories Method”. During our conversation, we talked about her book and about how her approach applies to PhDs transitioning out of academia and wanting to learn how to retell the ir…

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