PhD (in Progress) Podcast promotes the discussion of what each of us can do to improve our own education. We focus on personal/career development, the glory and tribulations of research, and thriving in the social setting of graduate school. The show interviews leaders and novices alike, doing their best to define and pursue the lives they want to live. Count on stories, resources, strategies, and an evolving community of your peers. Don't get discouraged, get inspired!
PhD 022: PhDs No Longer In Progress! – The Dr. Nikhil and Dr. Kelly Show
Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on Stitcher This week, the hosts recount their final days as graduate students and their first days as doctors. How are the last steps of the PhD process? Finalizing thesis, defense talk, and job search simultaneously Stressful days leading up to the defense “No one cares about […]
PhD 021: Post-doctoral Life and the European Experience with Aleksandra Badura
http://traffic.libsyn.com/phdinprogress/PhD_021.mp3 Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on Stitcher This week we talk to Aleksandra Badura, a neuroscience post-doctoral researcher at Princeton University about the post-doc life and differences between the US and European PhD programs. (This episode was recorded a LONG time ago. We have all since defended and will catch up on […]
PhD 020: Dr. Ben McNeil on the Creativity Deficit in Science and Thinkable.org
PhD_020.mp3 Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on Stitcher Dr. Benjamin McNeil is a Senior Lecturer at University of New South Wales and creator of Thinkable.org. He wrote this piece for Ars Technica titled “Is there a creativity deficit in science?” What are the hurdles to professors getting funding? How can we pursue projects that […]
PhD 019: Starting an “Alternative” Career Symposium at Your Institution with Mark Esposito
Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on Stitcher A very special thank you to Mark Esposito who also runs the Breaking Bio blog found at breakingbio.org. Mark wrote a guide about creating the career symposium you heard in this show at http://www.breakingbio.org/resources/ Discussion points: Understanding your career path and constantly questioning your goals Problems with […]
PhD 018: Engineering Management, Industry, and Informational Interviews with Kyle Imatani
Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on Stitcher Discussion points: What are informational interviews? Understanding what you’re interested in Keeping a casual conversation Learning about prospects of the company, the culture, how promotions work Overcoming being hesitant How did you jump into informational interviewing Strategies: Leveraging Alumni Network Being earnest What roles with […]
PhD 017: “We’re NOT Morons!” – Facing Impostor Syndrome
Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on Stitcher [Episode card image adapted from a Flickr photo by Derek Mindler, used under the Creative Commons] If you would like to donate to help cover costs, please click here.This week we have a friendly dialogue about facing Impostor Syndrome and how it has appeared in […]
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Though countless students apply to graduate school every year, there is a dearth of information about what life as a doctoral student is actually like. Your university has a page describing the program, but it's extremely refreshing to hear from the students themselves about everything from productivity tips to parenthood. The co-hosts have a great energy and are always informative and entertaining. Thanks!
Great podcast that I can relate to!!
Thanks for making this podcast!! I really enjoy listening to this podcast and find it refreshing that I am not alone in alot of the struggles I am facing while pursuing my Ph.D!! I am not an imposter!! lol
Awesome podcast on grad school life
Very funny and lots of great advice! I originally tuned in for just one topic, but the podcasters had such great chemistry and so many informative insights and stories, I couldn't resist listening to more. Even on topics you think you know everything about, I guarantee you'll find some fun and fresh perspectives!