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Grad School Blues

by Jess K July 26, 2013

A few years back UC Berkeley did a study of the mental health of graduate students. The results were quite astounding. The study found that 67% of graduate students said they had felt hopeless at least once in the last year; 54% felt so depressed they had a hard time functioning; and nearly 10% said […]


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Astronomy vs. Data Science

by Jess K February 4, 2013

In response to my last post about the transition from Astronomer to Data Scientist many readers wanted to know the pros and cons of academia versus tech.  In the below post I outline a few of the major differences between these career paths.  Obviously, there is a lot of variety in individual companies, institutions, and experiences — […]


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