Workspace affordances and constraints

This week, Jon Good, a second-year face-to-face student, tells us about where he works and some of the dangers that come along with that: “My chair at home, which needs to change (nap danger)” “5th floor conference table Erickson (conversation… Continue Reading →

“Carry On Wayward Son,” by Kansas

Has going to grad school distanced you from your family? Are you hoping for some peace as soon as you’re done? Do you feel that you’re “masquerading as a [student] with a reason”? Well, you’re in luck because the grad… Continue Reading →

The winds of change

This week’s video from the EPET Milestones collection is some advice from Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf on how long to stay with an assistantship:

Love your job

This week, Amy Peterson, a third-year hybrid student, shares with us the best advice she’s ever received in grad school: Love your job, because you spend a lot of time at it. You can tell us what good advice you’ve… Continue Reading →

“Meltdown!,” by The Aquabats

Is going to work (just like Captain Kirk) every day taking a toll on you? Is grad school invading your comfort zone? Are you just trying to avoid a total meltdown? Well, you’re in luck because the grad school song… Continue Reading →

For the love of astronomy

Written by: Rohit Mehta Original source: For the love of astronomy My childhood love and passion for astronomy had its share of ebb and flow. While it peaked in 9th grade, when my friend and I ogled at images of… Continue Reading →

On the move

This week, we hear from a number of EPET students on what mobile devices they use to work: Maybe you’ll see some familiar names! iPad and Android phone iPhone 5 and iPad 3 My phone is a Droid 4, which… Continue Reading →

“Someday I Suppose,” by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Do you get easily distracted while you work? Are there parts of your pre-grad school life you really mean to keep getting back to even if you haven’t succeeded so far? Do you really need to write things down to… Continue Reading →

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