Grad School Life: Surviving and Thriving Beyond Coursework and Research

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Price
$33.60
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Publish Date
Pages
328
Dimensions
6.14 X 9.13 X 0.94 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780231207850

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About the Author
Jacqueline M. Kory-Westlund is a writer, artist, and independent scholar with the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship. She received her PhD from the MIT Media Lab in 2019. As a student, she published many academic articles, earned top fellowships, got married and had kids, and even kept up with a couple hobbies. Kory-Westlund has worked for NASA developing autonomous vehicles and laser space robots, designed graphics for software startups, and currently consults for small businesses and think tanks on education, design, and technology.
Reviews
Grad School Life contains a plethora of information and advice about finding a balance between one's personal life and graduate school. Kory-Westlund brings a genuine, pleasant, humorous, and reassuring voice to this comprehensive work.--David D. Perlmutter, professor of journalism and creative media industries, Texas Tech University
This is one of those books I wish I had when I was a student, which is the second nicest thing I can say about it. The nicest thing I can say from my perspective as a recent director of graduate studies in a PhD program is that Grad School Life offers real-world, accurate, and unvarnished advice that is essential to any student entering the sciences. A truly tremendous contribution.--James C. Zimring, Thomas W. Tillack Professor of Experimental Pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine
The book provides an insightful view of the PhD journey, focusing on how to adapt to a range of challenges in grad school, and how to protect your sense of self and well-being throughout the process.--Zoë J. Ayres, author of Managing Your Mental Health During Your PhD: A Survival Guide
Grad School Life is a valuable addition to a growing conversation on how graduate students can succeed inside and outside the academy. This book is well-informed and offers good advice on subjects ranging from your adviser to your budget.--Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University, coauthor of The New PhD and author of The Graduate School Mess