Category Archives: Advice

Solvitur Ambulando

An algebraist, a finitist, and a determinist walk into a statistics classroom. They are all the same person and worse: the teacher, so the joke is on the students. For reasons still partly obscure to me, my department has given … Continue reading

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Dear first year, this isn’t something you can plan for (Part 1)

I still remember how hopeful I was when I started. I had come off a high-performance undergraduate career, with a rockin’ CV full of contributed talks (including one at Joint Mathematics Meetings and the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Kardashian’s arXiv submissions – One quick tip to stay informed!

Howdy y’all, I’m Richard Wong –  a fifth year grad student working in homotopy theory at UT Austin, and I’m a new blog writer this year.  I’m excited to contribute to the grad blog, and share some of the tips … Continue reading

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Fellowships, Grants, and Awards: Advice from Award Recipients

Fellowships, grants, and award applications season is here!  This can be a daunting time because, as many can agree, applying for such things can be a tedious process and the uncertainness of the future can make almost anyone nervous.  Often … Continue reading

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What I wish I knew in the first two years

At the end of last summer, I had the pleasure of leading a pre-orientation for incoming graduate students. We had four three-hour meetings over the course week and our only main objective was to read through “Six ways to sum … Continue reading

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