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Dissertation-writing Paradise

Me writing this post.

You may be reading the post right now because the title seems like a contradiction in terms. Some people enjoy diving head first into dissertation writing. … Perhaps I shouldn’t say that, because I haven’t yet met someone who was

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Transitioning From Student Life to the Workforce

Joining the crowd.

With the winter term over and the world transitioning from spring to summer, some are preparing for a welcomed transition from graduate studenthood to the workforce. I have recently had the good fortune to sit down with a colleague and

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From Student to Professional: Bridging the Gap with Internship

Evolution of students.

I’m so close I can taste it. In Clinical Psych, our last step is a one-year internship where we do (nearly) exclusively clinical work. This is my last summer here in beautiful Kingston, and then on to residency in the

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From “Where did my money go?” To “Where DOES my money go!”: Budgeting your Bones

Divvying up the money!

We’ve been having a bit of fun this month at Gradifying. We’ve taken a break from focusing on academics, because it’s been a long year. It’s been a long year, and we figure it’s probably about that time to bring

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A Student In Need Indeed

There has bee a big push in the last several years at Queen’s to raise awareness of mental health issues. One key component, however, is still getting those who need help in the hands of mental health professionals. Whether we’re

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Being on Both Sides of a TAship

I have been a grad student for more than six years. That’s bought me a lot, and as I’m approaching the end of this stage/journey/self-imposed sentence/dream (all of above), one of the things I’ve recently realized I’ve picked up is

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Managing RAs: Helping Them Help You

They're in your hands now.

At Gradifying we try to reach everyone on our topics. This month there have been different variations on the theme of the supervisor-supervisee relationship and congeniality, and how to hone it so that it works for you. I’m going to

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NetWork Smart, Not Hard

How will you roll into your career?

“Jump in on the conversation.” “Have an opening ready.” “Develop your elevator speech.” “GET OUT THERE!!” I think these are good tips. Graduate students are one leap away from being in the career they decided to invest heavy doses of

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The Day Tripper

Post 15-Pic, Day trip

We’re at T minus pretty-soon before things are going to get hectic with coursework, research, TA responsibilities, lab duties, clinical work, grant writing, … *deep breath*. The time for a vacation has past, but that doesn’t mean the time for

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TA’ing: Unspoken Skills

I’m not going to echo my colleagues who have lost hope that the summer is going to last forever. I know there are at least some of you that believe, like me, that this is the first never-ending summer. I

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