Lifestyle

The lifestyle of an academic is quite different from a 9-to-5er. This category details the lifestyle of a grad student and a researcher… crazy deadlines, but we make it happen :)

Networking made easy in 5 Dos
Networking made easy in 5 Dos
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1) Have a business card ready The more creative the business card design, the better. I remember this one business card I collected at an African Women conference. I couldn’t put it away after saving the details. It looked so good sitting on my desk, I couldn’t let it go. This of course meant that every morning, […]

Advice for Young Academics …
Advice for Young Academics …
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Trending on Twitter today… make sure you find your GEMS in the ROUGH below… #AdviceForYoungAcademics Much of what you’re told is ‘policy’ is myth to prevent innovation and change – do your research – bust the myths — Sonia Hendy-Isaac (@SoniaHendyIsaac) February 10, 2015 Having a family and being an academic are not incompatible. Stick […]

5 Style Tips for a Presentation
5 Style Tips for a Presentation
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Presentations in the classroom, boardroom, or conference hall can be nerve-racking. The least you can do after racking up confidence from your competence, is to pull some extra from your outfit. Like Style Confidante says, “match your presence with your performance”!

“write in your voice”, But What does it mean?
“write in your voice”, But What does it mean?
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Guardian UK published a viral article on The Key to a Successful PhD: Write in Your Own Voice. Honestly, this is easier said than done! If I were to take this advice verbatim, I would be writing my thesis like a blog post. We all know that is one way to ask for trouble with the […]

Style Resolutions for 2015
Style Resolutions for 2015
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I cringe at the word resolutions too, so that makes two of us, hehe. However, I drafted this list of highly do-ables for myself, and it felt like a good idea to share on the blog. In 2015 1. Never go to bed with your make up on no matter how tired. If you don’t […]