Here’s what to read when you’re on a conference call this week:
I’ve been thinking a lot about self-help books lately. With my current situation of transitioning out of grad school and into the working world (at least for a year or two until I decide if I want to pursue a Ph.D. or not), I’ve contemplated frequently about my skill set and abilities. Like with most […]
The other day, I noticed that I had an email waiting for me in my inbox titled, “Loan Management Made Easy” from Fedloan Servicing. Throughout my time in school, I have been successful in avoiding any messages, email or snail mail, that have to do with my student loans. Until this dreaded day.
I make about $10 to $25 an hour. I receive no benefits other than a discount at the school store.
What? What’s that? Oh, what, you are sniffing sexism but you can’t prove it? You’re working in sneaky sexism land.
Q. “I’m 29, just completing my candidacy requirements and research for my PhD, in a fantastic and stable relationship, and recently my uterus has begun to demand a baby. On the one hand, if I’m going to be writing my dissertation for the next year+ anyway (starting next summer/fall), why not do it with baby? […]
I love Say Yes to the Dress. It is tacky, lovely, and occasionally very sweet. It is the perfect I-cannot-brain-today material. And I believe it is a must-watch for anyone wanting to know how to conduct themselves in a professional manner.
Did you start a PhD or MA program and now want to leave? It’s okay. There is life after grad school. Let me show you how!
I recently found myself despairing pretty hardcore over the state of my finances and lamenting the fact that I haven’t managed to meet all my personal and career goals in the time I had set for myself many years ago. I had always just assumed that I would be a successful writer by the age […]
I’m all about pursuing your passions. I mean, one of my passions is the idea that doing what you’re passionate about is possible! But with all the talk about doing what you love, it’s easy to get really caught up in figuring out a way to pursue your passion as a career. People worry that […]
When I grow up, I’m going to be a lady who lunches.
Official graduate school acceptances are flying through the (e)mail like so many focused pigeons. If you spent your fall and winter honing your cover letter, resume, and essay, this is a particularly exhilarating and stressful time of year. After all, soon you will have to choose which program is right for you, if any. So […]
The past couple of months have been very hard for me. I’ve been jobless and broke, and I know that a lot of you are in the same position. My normally optimistic demeanor began to fade and an oppressive fear began to take its place. This fear was unlike any that I had experienced before. […]
Lately, the more that I bring up wanting my master’s degree, the more that I hear that getting a master’s degree will necessarily come at the cost of my husband and future children. Honorable women may disagree, but I’m here to call bullshit on that notion.
I know very few people who have their dream careers. But it seems some of us are gaining ground toward our dream careers inch by inch as time passes, while others of us seem… stuck. I was stuck once. This is how I got out.