Mental Health

Jonathan Weitzman – Part 2 – Preparing Students For Their Professional Life

In part two of our conversation, Jonathan Weitzman talks about how he envisions career building in academia and talks about different projects he’s championed at the Université de Paris aimed at preparing his students for their professional life and empowering them during their graduate studies. Jonathan Weitzman is a professor of genetics at the Université…

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Susanna L. Harris Pt. 2 – Creating a Community Around Mental Health

Warning: Please note that this episode mentions different mental health issues, including suicidal ideation. Susanna L. Harris is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she studies how different types of bacteria stick to the roots of plants. Susanna started PhD Balance to empower academics during and after Grad…

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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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James Bowers – Taking the Leap Into Media and Communication

We’re all drawn to science and graduate school for a reason. Because we’re good at scientific subjects, because we want to discover new things, because we want to help others by developing technology and growing the knowledge base. It’s our common thread as holders of master’s or doctoral degrees. But not all of us end…

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Boîte à outils pour les études doctorales – Mon cheminement

Transcription de l’épisode : Bonjour! Aujourd’hui je vous apporte un épisode différent. Aujourd’hui, je vais vous parler de mon parcours – celui qui m’a amené à ce que je fais aujourd’hui et à l’aventure Papa PhD. Votre doctorat est littéralement une aventure – c’est un voyage, une expédition dans l’inconnu. Et certains des plus grands…

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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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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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Abel Polese – Building a Career – Failure by Failure

Can life be made exclusively of successes? Can you find fulfillment in a job that pays well but is not aligned with your values? Does every postdoc get to be a professor? In this episode of Papa PhD, we address all these important questions and much more, as we talk with Abel Polese about his…

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