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Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: An International Student’s Perspective

As a graduate student in mathematics, I would like to tell you my story about the major challenges that I have faced during my graduate studies in mathematics and how I overcame these challenges to make my success happen. First of … Continue reading

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Cheat Sheet for This Week’s JMM

The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held this week in Seattle!  In the most recent blog post, Derek gave advice on how to navigate the JMM when you are on the job market and/or presenting your own research.  Here in this complementary post, … Continue reading

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(Not) Noticing Personal Progress

As we go through grad school, we all spend years learning new things but, if you’re anything like me, you don’t really feel any “smarter” (whatever that means). I have been taking classes, studying for and taking prelim exams (see … Continue reading

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How to Have a Great Math Staycation

Thanksgiving is this week and the holidays are right around the corner, which means most of us will be getting several weeks off from formal grad school requirements.  But the time off is good for much more than just plentiful eating, quality … Continue reading

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Time to start planning your summer!

As the days grow shorter and pumpkin-flavored everythings begin to inundate our lives, we are just starting to accept that summer is really over.  But believe it or not, it’s already time to start planning next summer!  In this post, I … Continue reading

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