Grad School Tips: Links to Resources

Here are a few links to helpful resources, identified and described by Eamon Colvin (thanks, Eamon!)

General advice and things to consider

How to conference

1) How to conference as an introvert: https://scientistseessquirrel.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/an-introvert-goes-conferencing/

2) A few Buzzfeed-esque lists from graduate students on how they’ve conferenced and found useful. A lot of this is obvious, but there are a few specific tips that you may find useful:

Developing marketable skills during your PhD

Summary: the skills you develop during your PhD are transferable to a variety of contexts beyond academia.

A variety of online modules offered through McMaster’s Graduate Studies website: https://gs.mcmaster.ca/skills-opportunities/skills-training

Professional skills development portal that teach practical skills: https://www.mygradskills.ca/

Work habits that will keep you sane and successful

Data management