Blog Archives

Review of Gradifying 2018-2019: See you in 2019-2020

photo-1514416552707-2bf8ffea83cb

Hello everyone, I think I can speak for the rest of bloggers in saying that this year has been an enlightening experience. Thanks to all of you for tuning into our thoughts, rants, and concerns about the graduate school experience.

Posted in Uncategorized

Professional Development Fundamentals: Curriculum Vitae vs. Résumé

photo-1454165804606-c3d57bc86b40

Some of us are preparing for the summer while others may be looking forward to finishing their graduate program. Nonetheless, the summer is a great time to apply for jobs because many companies and organizations offer excellent opportunities for personal

Posted in Productivity, Professional Development, Skill Development Tagged with: , , , ,

Maximizing Your Potential at Academic Conferences: Abstracts, Posters, Presentations, and Networking

photo-1520881363902-a0ff4e722963

Conference season is approaching! Attending academic conferences is probably the most useful and gratifying experiences of graduate school. However, the majority of graduate students may not be fully aware of all learning and professional development opportunities available to them by attending conferences.

Posted in Conferences, Productivity, Professional Development Tagged with: ,

Maintaining Professionalism in an Environment of Unprofessionalism: Challenges and Opportunities

photo-1529974445367-5b9bf0a0586e

There is no question that we have to interact, communicate, and collaborate with others in almost every activity of life. Amidst these activities, we often encounter individuals who appear difficult, or make us feel uncomfortable. It could be their personality,

Posted in Productivity, Professional Development, Skill Development Tagged with: , , , ,

Starting off with a Bang: Suggestions for Beginning New Semesters

photo-1495482479037-588f9b3712c6

Like me, do you experience a dramatic increase in stress regarding the number of assignments, courses, projects, and activities of a new semester? Do you find it difficult at the beginning of each new semester to adjust to the environment,

Posted in New Students, Productivity, Skill Development, Staying Well, Transitioning Tagged with: , , , , ,

Where do I start? Strategies for writing effectively

photo-1508780709619-79562169bc64

Reading and writing are key components of life, curiosity, inquiry, and learning. Writing, in particular, is an important skill that is at the foundation of graduate student learning and professional life. However, writing is not easy; it is a lifelong

Posted in Productivity, Skill Development, Student Perspective, Thesis Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

The Essentials of Being a Graduate Teaching Assistant

Junior Brice Bergman prepares to start the men's 4x400-meter relay during the annual Air Force All-Comers Meet at the Cadet Field House Jan. 14, 2011. The Falcons 4x400-meter relay team finished first among collegiate teams and second overall with a time of 3:15.59. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans)

As graduate students, you may serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) in one or most semesters. Depending on the program and institution, TA appointments may be linked to your graduate student funding package. As a result, you may teach undergraduate courses

Posted in Uncategorized

Making Your Own Grad Study Station

88C80D7D-E288-417B-9E5B-EF59DD8C5F1D

Here at Gradifying, our grad student writers know the importance of having a space of their own to get work done, far away from distractions but also an inspiring and reassuring space. The writers have decided to let you into their homes and

Posted in General, Group Post, Kingston, Productivity, Student Perspective, Uncategorized

A Short Guide to Promoting Your Research

Knowledge-sharing

I don’t need to convince you that research is at the heart of most graduate school programs. Not only for thesis-based programs, research is also an essential aspect of professional-degree programs in the form of research papers as course assignments.

Posted in Conferences, Productivity, Publications Tagged with: , , , ,

Tackling the Decision Monster: A Welcome to Fellow New Grads

forking-road-839830_960_720

(this post was written by Grace Billing, another new Gradifying Blogger – check out her profile) You’ve wavered, finally applied, and, at last, have accepted your offer to the graduate program. Or, maybe you’ve always known which graduate program or

Posted in New Students, Orientation Tagged with: , , ,

Subscribe to Gradifying

Gradifying Poll

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