by Alex Levin
A while ago, I came across a nice post by Michael Mitzenmacher about some of the things graduate students should try to learn in addition to good research skills. I think the advice is very worthwhile, so I am sharing it with the audience of this blog.
What do you all think about the suggestions? And what other things do you think students should learn outside their curriculum?
This falls under point (2) on Mitzenmacher’s post, but I think it’s important (and fun, even) to explain your work to other mathies with different specializations, and people in related fields. This can be accomplished via a student seminar series, or just in frequent conversations over a few beers. Outside the math curriculum, I’ve always enjoyed playing intramural sports with fellow students; it’s good for camaraderie and health 🙂