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Student Advocacy and Professional Development in Graduate School With Jinelle Wint

This week on Papa PhD, we’ll be focusing on graduate students and their professional development needs and common blind spots. My guest, Jinelle Wint, did her PhD in the biological sciences and throughout her academic journey, she learned the value of of working on her professional skills, and has coached many students in exploring their…

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Rethinking Higher Ed With Eric James Stephens

This week, I’m bringing you my conversation with Eric James Stephens, Founder of ChangeHigherEd, a platform where, in the summer of 2020, being unemployed, he set out to help PhDs understand their value through live-streamed events and workshops that ended up bringing in many thought leaders into the discussion and having over 250 registered attendees. With him, I…

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The Art of the Informational Interview with Matteo Tardelli

If you ask me or anyone helping people with career transitions what the most powerful tool is in testing the waters and in growing your network when preparing for job hunting, you will most certainly hear these two words: informational interviews. Today’s guest has invested strongly in this exercise, so much so that he’s published…

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Trouver sa tribu après le doctorat avec Mrim Boutla

Nous ne sommes pas tous faits pareils. Ce qui nous motive, ce qui nous passionne, nos valeurs, nos priorités dans la vie, tous ces traits font de nous qui nous sommes, avec notre style particulier, avec nos besoins particuliers, avec nos tocs particuliers. Cette semaine, je vous apporte ma conversation avec Mrim Boutla qui trace…

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Finding Your Place Professionally as a Humanities PhD with Katina Rogers

Every day, I see conversations happening about how a PhD in humanities or the social sciences is a dead end and a waste of time. Maybe you are having this reflection now. The truth is that I’ve had many conversations proving exacly the opposite. This week’s interview was one of them. Download “Tools for Your…

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Doctorat en sciences humaines et choix de carrière avec Sophie Leclère

Est-ce que tu travailles sur ta thèse dans le domaine des sciences humaines ? Est-ce que des fois tu te questionnes sur ce qui viendra après ? Est-ce que tu as déjà pensé lâcher le doctorat? Mon invitée de cette semaine est passé par ces questionnements avant de trouver le bon format pour son doctorat…

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Understanding the Job Market as a PhD With Natalia Bielczyk

What informs your career choices? Do you trust your gut? Or do you trust others to help you with tough decisions? And once you take the plunge in the job market, what factors end up determining where you end up? These are the types of questions this week’s guest, Natalia Bielczyk, is interested in and…

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L’emploi au gouvernement avec Olivier Morissette

Vers la fin de mon doctorat, je savais que je ne ferais pas de postdoc. Mais à part des tests qui me disaient quels domaines seraient intéressants à explorer avec mon profil, comme l’enseignement au collégial ou le coaching, je n’avais aucune idée de ce que j’allais faire après la rédaction de ma thèse. Finalement,…

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Navigating uncertainty as a PhD with Vera B. Chan

This week on the show, we’re going to talk about uncertainty, in particular employment uncertainty in academia and outside of it in the current pandemic context. Now in-between jobs, after her their postdoc, my guest will share her journey up to today and will talk about how confinement led her to take on new projects,…

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Faire les bons choix au doctorat avec Marc Chevalier

Est-ce qu’il n’y a qu’une route à suivre pour mener des recheches doctorales? En court – non. Chacun de nous est différent, a une histoire de vie différente, des valeurs différentes et des objectifs de vie qui nous sont très personnels. Cette semaine, mon invité qui oeuvre dans le transfert des connaissances mais aussi dans…

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