Who do you call a Professional?
Who do you call a Professional?
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On what terms does a professional get to identify as one? This is the question Kay Guccione turns inside-out on Stylish Academic this week.  I was inspired during a Twitter conversation a couple of weeks ago to consider concepts and perceptions of professionalism. The opinions offered online and the research literature on professionalism, professional trust, and professional development, […]

Meet the Scholar Lauren
Meet the Scholar Lauren
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Meet the Scholar, Lauren, a Graduate Council Research Fellow at the University of Alabama in the Department of Psychology. She is currently in the third year of pursuing a PhD in Social Experimental Psychology with the goal of remaining in academia at a research-oriented university. Lauren’s research examines the interaction between affect, cognition, and personality. She […]

Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
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2016 feels long gone, seeing how much we already have packed into the New Year. That said, I do feel like 2017 has a very positive vibe about it. Have you set any goals for the new year? What do you want to have achieved by the end of the year? For some of us, […]

Best Christmas Gifts for Academics
Best Christmas Gifts for Academics
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The joyful pain of selecting the perfect gift for that family member, friend or spouse is real; oh the trepidation as they unbox your item while you await the verdict, hoping for The Squeal of Joy. At Stylish Academic, we thought we would make life a wee bit easier for people who have researchers in […]

Meet the Scholar | Titilope
Meet the Scholar | Titilope
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Meet Titilope Adebola (Titi, for short). She’s a PhD student in the Civil Engineering department at Queen’s University in Canada. Tell us about your research My research focuses on investigating the long-term durability of materials used to repair water pipes as part of a larger project investigating pipe deterioration and repair. Basically, I am trying to […]

Things to know before the PhD
Things to know before the PhD
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By Furaha Asani (Orisirisi Blog) As a PhD student, have you ever thought about what you will do in the event that things don’t work out according to your plans? This isn’t something a lot of us tend to think of at the start of the PhD process. I would encourage you to make a […]

What I wish I knew before the PhD
What I wish I knew before the PhD
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We recently ran a huge social media campaign calling all past and present PhD researchers to share what they wished they knew before embarking on the academic journey. (Read Furaha’s personal story on her journey with mental health, losing loved ones, and more – Things to know before the PhD) A big thank you to everyone who responded! […]

Academic Codes of Dressing
Academic Codes of Dressing
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The codes of dressing in academia can be tricky. No one knows precisely where it sits on the spectrum of professional to super-casual, and this is not unexpected. The world of academia is not one big homogeneous bubble. It is more like an onion bulb with multicoloured layers representing diverse disciplines, and at the same […]

5 Tips for surviving PhD First Year
5 Tips for surviving PhD First Year
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The first year of graduate school is a doozie. It feels like someone has picked you up and dropped you smack dab in the middle of a game of MineSweeper. You’ll tread lightly with a foggy idea of where you’re going. Some people will be exceptionally gifted at figuring it out and move swiftly through […]

Understanding Individual Style
Understanding Individual Style
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Magazines, celebrities, and television shows may determine what’s in fashion, but YOU are the connoisseur of your individual style. One of the biggest myths around being stylish is the perception that one must have a lot of money to expend on endless shopping. I once believed this too. However, I have since learnt that personal style is […]