12 episodes

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.

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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.

    GSD012 – Finding Your People

    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.

    • 42 min
    GSD011 – Break Out of Boring Bookwork

    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.

    • 38 min
    GSD010 - Keep Calm and Conference On (Part 2)

    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.

    • 33 min
    GSD009 – Keep Calm and Conference On (Part 1)

    GSD009 – Keep Calm and Conference On (Part 1)

    Every graduate student faces the dilemma of whether not to attend professional conferences. Per usual, Clark and Steph ‘dish the deets’ about the pros and cons of attending conferences, helpful tips when attending, how to prepare, and they share their own personal experiences from conferences. Part 1 of 2 explores conferences from the ‘attendee’ perspective. Look out for Part 2, where Clark and Steph explore what it’s like to be a presenter at a professional conference!

    • 27 min
    GSD008 - To GA or not to GA

    GSD008 - To GA or not to GA

    As a graduate student, you will likely have to consider whether or not the option to apply for and/or accept a graduate assistantship (GA). In this episode, Steph and Clark get down 'n' dirty discussing the benefits and potential drawbacks of accepting a GA position. Join us for an honest discussion which reflects the voices of you, our listeners, about how to figure out if accepting a GA is right for you.

    • 43 min
    GSD007 – Is the Grass Always Greener? Comparison and Competition in Graduate School

    GSD007 – Is the Grass Always Greener? Comparison and Competition in Graduate School

    Was Theodore Roosevelt wrong when he said “comparison is the thief of joy”? Find out on this show! Hosts Clark and Steph deconstruct the nuances of competition and comparison in graduate school. Hosts discuss how to strengthen yourself in a cut-throat academic environment, using others as resources, and fostering meaningful relationships and experiences.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

RichardxRocks ,

Stumbled in

Just stumbled upon this podcast and I feel so grateful I did. Haven’t listened to more than 2 episodes yet but my first impressions are great.

I graduated from undergrad 1 year ago and I have so many questions about grad school. This podcast has helped so far. I’ll write more once I’ve listened to more episodes. :-)

Gorgeouskat08 ,

You guys rock!

I’m so glad I stumbled upon your podcast. I was originally searching for productivity and study tips but your podcast appeared and had everything that was running through my mind about grad school. Very practical, humble, and relatable advice about making the best of your experience in grad school and how to tailor it to where you want to be. Love hearing your different perspectives.

TheAnastasia ,

Excellent !!!

Hi from a fellow Ohio student. I am finishing up my bachelors and considering graduate school - had no idea where to begin, so I found this. As an adult student a lot of this already resonates with me and I love the permission to lay around and decompress - I needed that! I balance a full course load and a very flexible job. Thank you for your insights and sharing your experiences!

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