“I am one of those people who believe that if something is important, even if you get off the path, you have to find your way back.” -Dr. Matthew P. Shaw Continue reading
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The Academic Job Market aka That Other Job You Signed Up For
By Aria S. Halliday (@Queen_Diva6) For many traditional* academics, the “job market” is the scary place you go to find the worth of your PhD. The “market” in the past twenty years has seen lots of changes and led to PhD programs scaring students into believing there’s only one right way to get a job. In my previous post, Learning How to Break Up, I … Continue reading The Academic Job Market aka That Other Job You Signed Up For
Should you be using Evernote?
Have you heard of Evernote? Have you downloaded it but are not sure how to use it? Are you looking for ways to use Evernote to help you with school? We got you! Continue reading Should you be using Evernote?
Writing While Away
By Aria S. Halliday (@Queen_Diva6) For some graduate students of color, getting to A.B.D. (All But Dissertation—all requirements for the degree except dissertation have been completed) status is a recognition of one’s ability to do PhD level work. After courses, papers, exams (oral and written), and presentations, A.B.D. status is the hallmark of one’s doctoral journey because there are an estimated 50+% of graduate students … Continue reading Writing While Away
Run This Town Tonight
by The Ebony Tower Contributors In the summer of 1992, when my limbs were still long and lean, and hips were but a distant dream, I double knotted my Ross purchased BKs, took my mark, and promptly whooped little Davie from down the street in a foot race. For one, hot, summer Saturday, I was the reigning champ of the neighborhood. I had beaten a … Continue reading Run This Town Tonight
Get A Grip with Wellness Wednesdays
The Ebony Tower wants to help you get a grip with tips on health and wellness every Wednesday. Check here each week! Continue reading Get A Grip with Wellness Wednesdays
by Ebony Tower Contributors
A Teaching Assistant or TA as it is often called is, first and foremost, a job. It is a job in which you may receive payment in the form of a graduate stipend, a salary or, occasionally, as a trade off for subsidized housing and/or meal plans. Continue reading The TA
Five Ways Improv Prepares You for Grad School
by Jeraul Mackey
My instinct is to question absolutes. So I wondered to myself, “Really? Hardest thing I will ever do?” I thought getting into Harvard would be the hardest thing. A PhD program certainly can’t be harder than improv, performing in front of huge crowds with no script and a clear mandate to make people laugh. Continue reading Five Ways Improv Prepares You for Grad School
5 Tips for Having a Healthy Relationship in Graduate School
by Aria S. Halliday
For me, graduate school was also a great place to figure out whether I could balance the lifestyle of an academic, in which you are constantly writing, and meeting, and collaborating, and thinking, and discussing, and teaching, and lecturing, with an “adult” relationship. Continue reading 5 Tips for Having a Healthy Relationship in Graduate School
by The Ebony Tower Contributors
I’m sure you’re aware that the PhD path will be a challenging one, so unless you have Ducktales money in the bank, the stipend may be your main source of income for rent, food, self-care and even professional endeavors such as presenting your work at conferences or buying data software. Continue reading Stipends