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Three Magic Phrases for Graduate Students

What if I told you there were three magic phrases that can help you get what you need in graduate school (and work in general?)

These are all short, specific questions that can make your life easier if you know when and how to use them. Continue reading Three Magic Phrases for Graduate Students

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The Perfect Workspace

What exactly is the perfect work space? For me, the answer is “many.”

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Since I’m not assigned to a cubicle for my PhD work I have some flexibility as to when and how I get my work done. It’s like that really worn out joke about getting a STEM PhD, “The hours are great! You can work any 60 hours a week that you want!” Thankfully, not all 60 have to be in the laboratory, so I have cobbled together a few different spaces to use depending on my priorities and the task at hand. Here are my top three work spaces for getting things done: Continue reading The Perfect Workspace

Using the Holidays to Recharge and Get Ahead

We are now in the midst of the 2014 Holiday season and 2015 is only a month away, which means that many of us are busy with holiday errands, travel, and family events. While this is considered a hectic time of year for obvious reasons, December is a great time to find moments to both recharge and take action to put yourself ahead for 2015. These don’t have to be giant tasks that take up a ton of your time (there are holiday parties to attend, after all) but a few strategic actions right now can go a long way in setting up your future self to make some serious progress next year.

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My three Bullish tips for recharging and getting ahead during the holidays (all of which can be done in pajamas if necessary): Continue reading Using the Holidays to Recharge and Get Ahead

Winter Ambition: A Reading List for Ballsy Women (and Men)

I’m happy to announce that this will be the first post on my site as a member of the Bullish Blog Network. If you want to know more about Get Bullish (and you know you do!) click on the Bullicorn below.

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As you can guess from the title, this is a winter reading list for the ambitious women (and men) out there reading this blog. This is not a list of business management texts or a “how to make friends and millions of dollars” list touting my own products. Instead, I would like to share with you some books that have allowed me to develop a better understanding of interpersonal interactions as well as our changing relationship with technology and its impact on how we live and interact with one another.

For those of you engaged in, pursuing, or interested in a STEM career (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) be sure to make to the end of the post, I’ve got a whole section of on-line articles just for you.

So without further ado, let’s get to the books I have read and loved (and that you just might love too). Continue reading Winter Ambition: A Reading List for Ballsy Women (and Men)