Tag Archives: doctoral students

Become a Super-Mentee: 10 Strategies to Improve Your Relationship with Your Adviser

Become a Super-Mentee

The PhD Comics provide endless spoofs on academic advisers, including deciphering their email punctuation marks, managing their cryptic instructions, endless cycles of paper revisions, and their lack of awareness about your research. Students across disciplines offer colorful descriptions of their dissertation supervisors, ranging from dark villains (Darth Vader, Voldemort) and disordered personalities (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), to superheroes who

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PhD Hacks: Strategic Management for Your Doctoral Studies

Take Control of Your Meetings to Get the Just-in-Time Mentoring You Need You eagerly enter your adviser’s office for your quarterly committee meeting, ready to discuss your burning questions. You can’t decide between two dissertation topics– what is the best choice? You ran some regressions and have an estimated odds ratio of 38.2– that can’t possibly be right, is something

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