phdlife

A Discussion About “Bad Habits” in Academia With Author Amy Gentry

This week on Papa PhD, I’m discussing a fictional book – a thriller set within academia – with author Amy Gentry. In our conversation, I talked with Amy about her personal experience going through a PhD in the humanities and about what aspects of that experience inspired her to write “Bad Habits”. Amy Gentry is…

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Staying True to Your Life Plans During the PhD with Katya Park

Hi! This week, I have the great pleasure of bringing you a conversation about life balance in graduate school with Katya Park. During the interview, Katya shared how during her PhD and postdoc she made sure to stay true to her life plans, namely those related to building a family, while working towards her goals,…

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Reshaping Your Career Through Change and Uncertainty with Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel

Hi! Before introducing today’s guest, and to celebrate two years of Papa PhD, I’d like to extend an invitation directly to you. If you have a question about one of the episodes of Papa PhD, or if you’d like me to connect you with the people you hear on the podcast, or if you’d like…

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Déboulonner les mythes de l’emploi après le doctorat avec Emilie-Jade Poliquin

Contribue à la production de Papa PhD sur Patreon ! Ou ravitaille David en café 🙂  Salut! Avant de te présenter l’invitée d’aujourd’hui, et pour célébrer les deux ans de Papa PhD, j’aimerais t’étendre une invitation, directement à toi. Si un des épisodes de Papa PhD a suscité chez toi une question, ou si tu…

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Promoting Career Success in STEM with Harinder Singh

Hi! This week I have the pleasure of bringing you someone whose mission is to help graduate students and postdocs with their career development. As Director of UC Irvine’s GPS-STEM Program, Harinder Singh achieves this transition support through different approaches, including training, mentoring, and networking. During our conversation, we talked about how he got interested…

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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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Fiona Robinson – Listening to Your Inner Voice

Imagine swimming 1.9 kilometers, then biking 90 kilometers through the hills of Mont-Tremblant, and then running a half-marathon. It may sound impossible or a task for super-humans… But people like you and me set out to do it, diligently train for months and months, and they do it – they complete an IronMan, or in…

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