Grad School Deconstructed is a podcast that explores the trials and tribulations of graduate school in a new and innovative way. Stephanie Marder and Clark Ausloos share personal experiences, welcome various guests, and interact with you, the listeners, as they navigate both practical and taboo topics related to the graduate school experience.
GSD015 - A (Dis)connection is Made
In this episode, Steph and Phoenix discuss the feelings of disconnection we experience as part of the grad school experience. From the ways disconnection occurs to feeling connected once more to the work we love, we cover something relative to your grad school experience.
GSD014 – Rise of the Phoenix
Meet our new GSD co-host, Phoenix!! In this episode, we chat with Phoenix and get discover some of the wonderful things she’s bringing to GSD. We also discuss our hopes and dreams for future GSD episodes in this new era.
GSD013 – Love and Homework
Clark and Steph chat with Dr. Tony Suarez, an assistant professor at Valparaiso University about his research looking at marriage and graduate school student experiences. Hosts and Tony discuss inherent barriers for coupled students, as well as ways to overcome these barriers and have healthy relationships while in graduate school.
GSD012 – Finding Your People
In grad school, you get by with a little help from your friends. How do you find the network of individuals who eventually become your "people"? Join Steph, Clark, and their very special guest, Jose Luis Tapia-Fuselier Jr. (Joey), as they explore how to find friends on all levels through the graduate school experience.
GSD011 – Break Out of Boring Bookwork
In this episode, Clark and Steph share strategies for overcoming boring assignments and for pumping up PowerPoints in graduate school, through the use of technology and innovative online programs. Hosts also discuss how to foster creativity, work smarter, not harder, and utilize experience-based teaching/learning in classes.
GSD010 - Keep Calm and Conference On (Part 2)
It's finally here!! Part 2 of our conference discussion explores how to go from attendee to presenter! Clark and Steph serve the "t" about submitting proposals, common proposal submission procedures, dealing with proposal acceptance and rejection, and sharing the credit with proposal team members.