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Learning a New Language – Guest Post by Dr. Erin Clow

Erin Clow

Last week guest blogger Dr. Erin Clow, of Queen’s Equity and Human Rights Offices, told you what kinds of experiences you can get as a graduate student to prepare you for an alt-ac career. This week she explains how to

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Hacking your Graduate Degree for Alt-Ac Potential – Guest Post by Dr. Erin Clow


We’re so pleased today to bring you the first in a two-part guest post from Dr. Erin Clow, who is a recent graduate of the Political Studies PhD program at Queen’s University. While studying at Queen’s she was involved with

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Don’t know what you won’t know (about Orientation)

Our September series here at Gradifying is going to be all about Orientation; official events at Queen’s, getting to know the city as a new resident, and other things you want to know about when you’ve just picked up your

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Wikipedia, we need ya


August is about teaching and learning – designing courses, TAing, all things pedagogic – with Orientation and other events thrown in as they come up. (These will be September’s focus more squarely). Apropos of designing three new courses this year,

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Speaking to Media: Tips from Broadcast Journalist Dalia Thamin

We have a treat for you this week: a media series guest post by broadcast journalist Dalia Thamin apropos of the recent media training workshop offered by the SGS and Communications Dept. Dalia is a Cultural Studies MA student who

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Grad Students Networking with Grad Alumni on LinkedIn

This month at Gradifying it’s social media month. Our orientations to social media are varied; without outing any of us, I’ll say that some of us find it perfectly natural to tweet and others of us are at least mildly

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Family Fun

Portrait of the kids as young artists. (Sorry for the clunky pun, James Joyce)

In this last post on our series on warm season fun in Kingston, I’m going to dedicate our time to family activities for grad students who have children. At An Clachan,* one of the Queen’s-owned graduate apartment complexes, many, if

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A Conference Q&A: How Do Selection Committees Choose?

Today we’re closing out our conference series (apropos to my own conference, Engaging Boredom, having happened yesterday) with a Q&A about the application and selection process with Dr. David Murakami Wood (Sociology; Surveillance Studies Centre/Cultural Studies), Dr. James Miller (Religion/Cultural

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A Conference Interlude

We apologize for the delay in our regular posting schedule due to a hiccup, but before we return to regular programming later tonight, here’s a useful conference theme interlude. We can’t cover everything of relevance to conferencing but here’s a

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The Conference You Wish Existed – A DIY Approach

I’ve been involved in conference planning before but this time is the first that I’ve actually come up with a conference that I wanted to make happen. It required me to take a chance on believing that “if you build

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