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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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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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Planning for the summer

This post may sounds a little premature to some of you. After all, it’s only March, we *just* changed the clocks and there’s still snow on the ground. However, before you know it summer will be on us and things

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On overcoming writer’s block

The setting is your office. You’re bathed in the dull glow of your computer screen, staring at a blank page in Word, trying to write a paper. Blink. Blink. The cursor is watching you, mocking you, laughing at your inability

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A journal: progressing forward

Happy New Year! Stay warm!

  I hope that the start of the winter term has been going smoothly for everyone and that everyone is surviving this crazy weather. I have spent a large part of this past week (our first official week back) putting

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Dealing with negative feedback

You know the feeling. You’ve spent the last month working on a manuscript/paper, have fleshed out your ideas, spent countless late nights editing and making things sound *just* right, and you’ve finally sent it in to your supervisor. This will

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When is a wedding speech like an academic presentation? 5 Tips to supercharge your next Powerpoint presentation

Public speaking is something that terrifies many people, and is one of the most common fears people have. The combination of nervousness, wondering if people will understand you and finally just having everyone focused on you is not a relaxing

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Backup, backup, backup: Why you should use Dropbox

Before I start, remember that we are currently taking applications to become a blogger at Gradifying! Submit your application today to gradify@queensu.ca! With the end of the semester approaching and people frantically writing papers, or starting to assemble their theses/dissertations,

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Graduate Student Roundtable Part 2

Ed Note: I originally posted this on my blog Mr Epidemiology, but given that we’re in the midst of grad school application season, I thought it would be relevant to our readers. I posted Part 1 last week, and this is

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