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The Importance of Taking Vacations

I enjoy the summertime as a grad student. Things are more laid back. I get to focus on my research without the distraction of lab meetings, TAships, and committee meetings. Incidentally, it’s also usually the time that I like to

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On Finding a Work-life Balance in Graduate School

Most clinical psychology students are familiar with Rosenhan’s study entitled “On being sane in insane places”. Briefly, Rosenhan had subjects simulate auditory hallucinations in order to gain entry into various psychiatric institutions. Following admission into the hospital, the pseudopatients acted

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Job Searching and Finding The Right “Fit”

For many of us grad students, this winter season has been consumed by a very important task: the job search. We’ve made it through coursework, projects, papers, and presentations. Data has been collected, analyzed, and shared, and a new academic

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Farewell 2012

Welcome, everyone, to our last post of the year! We’ll be back in 2013 bright eyed and bushy tailed, like so many scholarly squirrels…(?) By that time, our own Megan Bond, who is just about to submit her Master’s project,

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Project vs. Thesis: Choosing A Route For Your Academic Journey

This post is dedicated to all of those first year masters students who will come to that fork in the road at some point this year, when a decision must be made on which route to take on this academic

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Mind Your (Mental) Health

We are well into the fall term and so far you might have “hit the wall”, struggled through funding applications, adjusted to a new environment, received your first marks of the term, or even searched (or is still searching) for

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Settling In and Buckling Down

So how’s everyone doing so far? Seriously, how are you? Take a moment to think about your first few weeks of the new term. Alright, I’ll do it with you. Hmmm…great to see old friends…nice to meet some new students…Grad

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A Midsummer Night’s Scheme

If you read my last post you will remember that I wrote on getting out and about this summer, including clubs you can join and places you can go to get active. We are now in the heart of the summer

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Who we are and what we do: Atif Edition!

I’m an Epidemiologist. Contrary to popular belief, that doesn’t mean I’m a skin doctor. Epidemiology is a broad field that encompasses methods and techniques used to address health issues that affect populations. Or, put more eloquently “Epidemiology is the study

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Who we are and what we do: Megan

If I ever have to describe myself, I usually use the term “free spirit”. It is this part of my character that has brought me to live on four continents, seek adventure, and meet some incredible people along the way.

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