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Guest Post: Home Is Where The Heart Is: Establishing A Sense Of Home During Graduate Studies

Gradifying is thrilled to welcome Lauren Anstey to the blog today! Lauren will be discussing the important of establishing a “home” during your graduate training and various ways you accomplish that goal. For more about Lauren, scroll to the end

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Posted in General, Guest Posts, New Students, Student Perspective

Orientation with an Arts & Culture Spin

Maybe it’s all the TED Talks I’ve been watching, but here’s what I’m thinking: have you ever wanted to see yourself as a regular in some scene? As someone people see as a go-to person for, for instance, news about

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Posted in Events, General, Kingston, New Students

Welcome to Graduate School!

Hello there! The SGPS Orientation flyer is being mailed out, and so we’re expecting lots of new people checking out the site and going through the archives. To make your life easier though, I thought I’d summarize some of my

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Posted in General, Kingston, New Students, Student Perspective

On fostering the most important relationship in your graduate school career…

As a field biologist, I must say this summer has been a beautiful, albeit crazy one. In the last ten days in the field I have been wearing a winter coat while shivering, drowning in pools of my own sweat,

Posted in All, General, New Students, Student Perspective, Thesis

Concrete Planning Tools (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Daytimer)

Speaking of travel, on the heels of Rachel’s last post, I’ve been away myself for a few weeks circumnavigating Mediterranean with my wife. Most recently I was on Turkey time, which is why I’m posting at such an odd hour;

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Posted in Finances, New Students

Grad School FAQ

Many of my younger (and I use this term loosely) friends are currently considering graduate school, so I figured why not dedicate a post to answering some of their burning questions? I sent out a request for questions re: grad

Posted in General, New Students, Student Perspective

Summer of Songs

In the Fall and Winter terms, the array of events to attend and clubs to join. Freed from the tyranny of choice in the Summer term, and used to campus as the source of things to do, those who are

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Amanda Tracey: Feeling Guilty?….Well, Don’t!

I just wanted to start off by expressing how excited I am to be chosen as a new member of the Gradifying blogger team! I am a first year PhD student in Biology studying Plant Ecology and Evolution. I did

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What Makes Grad School Worth It? – Guest Contributor Amanda Tracey

Here’s the first of the submissions we received and the second guest piece from Biology’s Amanda Tracey. Follow the many links and be richly rewarded with GIFs, arguably the cultural focal point of today’s emerging community of scholars.

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Believing in the Business (of Research): Why Being Self-Directed Might be a Little Like Being Self-Employed

I don’t remember how it was that we ended up deciding to post on Mondays, but today, the least loved of the weekdays really outdid itself – there were fat red-breasted robins, there was sunshine, and when I grudgingly took

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