So You Want to be a Clinical Psychologist…

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  But first, I just wanted to draw your attention to the What Matters Now event - you can attend FREE interesting talks across a range of disciplines. The first one takes place on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ Memorial Hall

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Theses come in different flavours: 1 year, 2 years, 4 years, and 3 minutes

Queen's 3MT 2014 Winner Mike Best with Associate Deans Sandra den Otter and Kim McAuley

Do you know what 3MT stands for? You may have been seeing this acronym around campus lately and if you’ve been wondering, it stands for “The Three Minute Thesis Competition.” (Click here for the Queen’s School of Graduate Studies 3MT

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So you want to be an Epidemiologist…

Last week, my Gradifying co-author Amanda highlighted how her degree is structured. Today, I’ll be talking about the degrees offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences. There are six factors that differentiate programs: the degree structure, courses, comps, research

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So you want a graduate degree in Biology…

Spring has finally sprung... I thought I'd leave you on a happy note giving the looming rainy weather!

Here at Gradifying we like to highlight the diversity of experiences in graduate school. We did just that over the past month in our “day in the life of” series. It was such a hit that we decided to do

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A Day in the Life of Sharday

This summer is the transition from the third to the fourth and final year of my PhD program in Cultural Studies. There are office spaces I could work in on campus, but if I’m there, I prefer the Tea Room.

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Life in Grad School – A Day in the Life of Rachel

  My life as a grad student is quite different from Atif and Amanda’s. As I’m in Clinical Psychology, my research studies are punctuated by clinical placements. Given the time I spend doing clinical work, some days, I don’t make it into

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Life in Grad School: A day in the life of Atif

The editorial staff at Gradifying decided that this month we would describe our experience in graduate school, especially given how different our experiences are. Last week, Amanda discussed her experiences as a graduate student, describing her “field season” and “the

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Life in Grad School: a day in the life of Amanda

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One thing that’s really neat about grad school is that the experience is different for everyone. The life of a grad student varies between schools and departments and even within departments. Here at Gradifying we are really intrigued by this

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Alt-Ac & Academy Hacks

What not to say in a job interview

Last week I had the pleasure of being in the audience for two presentations about working in the academy. (Come to think of it, both were on Wednesday—it was an intense day). The first was an in-class discussion between the

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12 Steps to (Feel-Good) Strategy Planning

  Picking up on a common thread lately, I want to talk a bit about planning. Lately, for me, things have been feeling slow and my motivation has been waning. That’s when I sat down with myself and had a

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