Tag: graduate school

An Entomological Carol

I was cleaning my office last night, and found a newsletter from my graduate department in 1987!   I had to share. Lyrics by Jim Richmond; hopefully he doesn’t mind me sharing them here. Sung […]

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Did the PhD Kill the Masters Degree?

In which I have strong opinions about why a MS is a great option

Choosing a Graduate Program and Advisor

While data are incomplete, estimates put the number of people who enter graduate school, but don’t complete a degree, around 44%. Let’s ponder that for a moment. Nearly half of students admitted to PhD programs, some […]

How Undergraduate and Graduate School are different

Since I got so many questions, I thought I would pontificate a bit longer on the graduate school question, and turn it into a series of posts.  Let’s start with the decision to go to […]

The PhD Question

I get this question a lot.  “Should I do a PhD? I want to work in _____.”  I get it so much, in fact, that I thought I’d turn this into a post, and let […]

An Entomological Carol

I was cleaning my office last night, and found a newsletter from my graduate department in 1987!   It’s a little late, but this one was so amusing I had to share. Lyrics by Jim Richmond; […]

Academia is a Cult

One of the workshops I’m most commonly asked to give at my university is usually called “Alternative Careers in Science.” I don’t give it that name myself–it’s what the group inviting me, or the program […]