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Susanna L. Harris Pt. 1 – Mental Health in Graduate School

Warning: Please note that this episode mentions different mental health issues, including suicidal ideation. When we look around us, it’s easy to think everyone else is doing fine and has a picture perfect life. It’s easy to feel like your peers are better than you, more successful, having a better time. But you’d be surprised……

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Inês Campos Costa – Taking the Turn No One Expects

The biggest entrepreneurs are mothers in underdeveloped countries, figuring out creative and innovative solutions to ensure their families’ sustainability. We use sexy terms associated to tech and industry, but entrepreneurship is not “just for the illuminated” – it starts within. Inês believes that by becoming the finest version of ourselves we are the best agents…

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Tools for your PhD Journey – My Path

Download “Tools for Your PhD Journey” Now ! Episode transcript: Hi everyone, today I’m bringing you a different episode. Today I’ll be talking about my path – what brought me here to what I do today and to the Papa PhD adventure. Your PhD is literally an adventure – it’s an exploration, a journey into…

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Clarissa Wright – Promoting the Intersection Between Science and Art

Coming from a specific domain of research doesn’t dictate what your career journey will look like. Your interests, your strong suits, as well as any extra skills you’ve picked up during your lifetime may reveal themselves to be instrumental and key elements in what you’ll do profesionally later on. In this episode of Papa PhD,…

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Paulo Oliveira – Interfacing With the Public and With Industry as a Researcher

What does glitter have to do with mitochondria? This episode’s guest, Paulo Oliveira, might just have the answer for you. And it probably has something to do with science communication and science outreach. In this episode of Papa PhD, I’m bringing you a great conversation where we covered Paulo’s journey into academia, as well as…

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Liliana Vitorino – Making the Choices That Are Good For You

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 “do I stay in academia? Am I a…

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

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 of enjoying our time in graduate school depends…

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

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 big challenges this decision carries, besides having to…

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

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 how after accepting some hard noes from the…

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Inês Thomas Almeida – A Winding Journey From Biology to Musicology

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 in musicology, with many twists and turns in…

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