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Roundtable: Time-to-Completion Tips

On the heels of Dissertation Boot Camp we’ve decided to finish out the month by each answering the same question: In a lot (most?) of programs PhD students are often later than expected graduating. What has been the most useful

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How to Tell if They’re Faking it: The Underbelly of Publishing

Here at Gradifying, we have been discussing the topic of academic publishing for the last three weeks. If you’ve engaged in the publication process, you’ve likely struggled with each of the issues that we’ve discussed: figuring out how to think

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Posted in General, New Students, Publications, Student Perspective

Impact Factor: a Rant from a Non-Academic Perspective

The Impact Factor (IF) of a journal is a measure which reflects the average number of times a typical article (published in that journal) is cited, but often people equate the concept of impact factor with how important the journal

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A Really Long Short Year

I’m quite a fan of how 2014 rolled out for me. If there is fate, and fate is a person (or god, or alien, depending on which novels you have read more of), then fate would’ve nudged his/her/its buddy and

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If hindsight is 20/20, what’s foresight? Fall in retrospect and the prospect of Winter.

Last month Amanda and Jeremy retrospected about Fall 2014 and prospected about Winter 2015, which is what Dustin and I are going to start this new month off doing.   When I think back to the past semester, one of

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2014: Looking back on a few milestones, and forward to clarity and direction

If I had to sum up 2014 in one word, it would be dynamic – constantly changing and full of activity. I had some big milestones in 2014. The first 3 months of 2014 were crazy. I was preparing for

Posted in All, General, Jobs and Careers, New Students, Student Perspective

It’s Year End, so We’re Popping Bottle (Posts)

This semester we’ve been nothing if not practical over here at Gradifying, with September being dedicated to a series on professional development, October focused on grant writing and career events, and November spent on the actual application phase of job

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Take a Sail on the Internship

I expect that few graduate students embark on a Master’s or PhD degree without having an occupational end-goal in mind. We here at Gradifying have been focused this month on writing about career preparation. Career Week here at Queen’s finished

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Pre-Post-Doc, Minimizing your Exit Wounds, and Finding the Cure for a Bad Case of Adjunctivitis

Pre-Post-Doc, Minimizing your Exit Wounds, and Finding the Cure for a Bad Case of Adjunctivitis October is a long month, as you may agree, and so I’m popping in again this week before Dustin closes us off on the 27th

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October: a month of (career planning) opportunities

  October is always a busy month for Grad Students here at Queen’s. Midterm season is approaching which means lots of e-mails from students, busy office hours and of course, exam and/or assignment marking. Grant season is gearing up so

Posted in Events, General, Jobs and Careers, Kingston, New Students
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