Grad Life

March is for Mammal Madness (and trash-talking and memes)

Estimated reading time: 4 minsĀ  (647 words) The first time I asked what 'March Mammal Madness' was, the answer I got was: "You know, it's like March Madness, but with mammals" to which I eloquently replied: "What's a march madness?" Fast forward to me currently being well-versed in the US sports, allow me to explain… Continue reading March is for Mammal Madness (and trash-talking and memes)

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A 5-step guide to passing your comprehensive exams in grad school

Estimated reading time: 22 mins (4349 words) One of the great joys of grad school is that exams are not just restricted to coursework. Nope, PhD students get to go through the fun of taking an exam that determines whether they actually get to stay in grad school. Yay! Since a few of my very… Continue reading A 5-step guide to passing your comprehensive exams in grad school