New Blog: GradHacker

by Kelle on June 14, 2011

There’s a new blog to add to the list of useful resources for grad students: GradHacker. Recent noteworthy posts have been on hacking your committee meetings, coming to grips with not knowing the answers anymore, and the dual-career job search. While it seems that the authors thus far are mainly in the humanities, the issues discussed are relevant to all grad students.

GradHacker is a collaborative blog and bootcamp program that spans universities and programs. It is written by graduate students from a variety of universities, departments, and stages in their careers and for the entire range of graduate and professional students. We are dedicated to creating a community of grads who can benefit from hearing the stories, tips, and challenges of others who are experiencing the same things. The topics that we will tackle are just as varied as the individuals who are writing them, and while the original idea for this spawned from the goal of teaching other grads about technology to ease their lives and help with networking, we want to expand the idea of ‘hacking’ to all aspects of grad life.

Categories that we address include, but are not limited to discussions of professional tasks, reviews of software/hardware, pedagogical challenges and solutions, wellness related topics, family and personal issues, and productivity.

via ProfHacker.

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1 Terry Brock June 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

Glad you like gradhacker!! You are correct, the site is mainly written by humanities and social scientists, but we want to be a resource for ALL grad students, by ALL grad students. So if there are any students from the physical sciences that would like to join, you can: http://www.gradhacker.org/about/write-for-us/

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