Life after grad school?

This week’s post is courtesy is Thomas Ferrao.  In September 2015, Tom completed his MSc. in the physical activity epidemiology lab of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.  Since his graduation, Tom has taken the ‘real-world’ head-on and has

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Family & grad school: the epic battle in time management

As Sharday mentioned in last week’s post, this month we are focusing on guest posts and interviews with people who have experience with topics that the Gradifying team hasn’t written about as much as others. One topic we haven’t covered is what life

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Our Woman in Russia: Anastasiya Boika on Researching Abroad

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This next series of posts is going to be made up of guest writings and interviews with people who have experience with topics that the Gradifying team hasn’t written about as much as others. Today we’re starting off with the topic of studying

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From Me to We: A Reflection on Research Collaborations

(To be read in David Attenborough or Morgan Freeman’s voice) Over the past 3 weeks, the Gradifying team has covered the development and maturation cycle of the graduate student in its natural environment. From undergrad to Master’s, Master’s to PhD,

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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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MSc to PhD: from student to colleague

Last week Sharday blogged about transitioning from Undergrad to Grad school. This transition in particular is probably one of the biggest you’ll face in your education. But another big transition, if you decide to take the plunge, is moving from

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What do you do to prepare for grad school? (Or: What do you wish you knew going in?)

Michelle Rowland, also the recipient of Queen’s Student Alumni Association
Volunteer of Distinction Award, was recently profiled by former Gradifying writer Atif Kukaswadia in Queen's research magazine E-Affect on her summer research fellowship on religion and spirituality in the workplace (supervised by Dr. Richard Ascough, director of the School of Religion).

I spent part of my weekend this past week at the March Break Open House trying to woo prospective undergraduate students to the School of Religion with the help of some very accomplished current upper years. Our table was undeniably

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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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Planning for your future (meals) ft. Andrea Brennan

One of the earliest lessons that I learned as a grad student was that purchasing lunch everyday is unsustainable on a student budget. Looking back, it was common to spend $30-40 per week on lunch and snacks on campus; costs which

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Food in Kingston: Eating made cheap & easy

If there was ever a blog post on Gradifying that was relevant to each and every grad student at Queen’s, it’s this one. Now I am not trying to make any assumptions here but I believe we all need to

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Gradifying Poll

Grad Community at Queen's
How connected do you feel to a community of other graduate students at Queen's?