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5 Things Everyone Forgets To Ask For When Negotiating The Ideal Faculty / Postdoc Position

Landing a tenure track job or postdoc is a long process and by then end of it, we’re ready to accept any offer that comes our way, even if it requires our first born child in the fine print. But, … Continue reading

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Switch up your research routine!

If you’ve ever worked out, you know that your body can get comfortable doing a particular exercise and then no longer feel challenged. In order for you to continue to transform your physique and train other muscles, you have to … Continue reading

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Appalled by Quals? Five steps to Passing your Qualifying Exams!

Studying for and passing qualifying exams is undoubtedly one of the most difficult aspects of graduate school. The difference between getting a masters or PhD can rest on your ability to solve a select group of mathematical problems. Having gone … Continue reading

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Making the switch: Transitioning to a different graduate program

As a beginning Ph.D. student in Mathematics at Howard University, I was excited to finally spend my days doing what I loved!  Graduate courses seemed to build on much of the abstraction that I had only seen little of as … Continue reading

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