Category Archives: Graduate School

Math SWAGGER

By Alexander Diaz-Lopez, Pamela E. Harris, Vanessa Rivera Quinones, Luis Sordo Vieira, Shelby Wilson, Aris Winger, and Michael Young In our times of need, we have come together, often behind the scenes, through all mediums and platforms, to make space … Continue reading

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Finding belonging through mentorship

Guest blog by Stephen McKean On my first day of college, I showed up an hour early to my very first class. The class was Math 2210, multivariable calculus. For some reason, I thought this was the highest math class … Continue reading

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Bank of REU/Grad Fair Questions

By Lucy Martinez and Eduardo Torres Davila We attended the Joint Math Meetings (JMM) conference in Denver to present our research from our work at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program. At JMM, there was a fair of graduate … Continue reading

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Making the most of attending conferences

In this blog by Julianne Vega, graduate student at University of Kentucky, Julianne tells us how to make the most of attending math conferences. If you are heading to a conference, challenge yourself! Your first conference may not be the … Continue reading

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Avoiding toxic mentoring

On September 20-22, I had the great honor of attending the workshop A conversation on professional norms in mathematics, organized by Emily Riehl. The workshop presented many great topics for conversation about the norms in our profession. The workshop’s program … Continue reading

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Are you stunting your productivity by constantly checking your email?

By Dr. Toyin Alli This semester, I’ve been focusing a lot about productivity and how to be your most productive self when you sit down to get stuff done. And I believe a big part of being your most productive … Continue reading

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Preparing for the job market

For this blog post I interviewed Cory Colbert and Alexander Barrios, two recent PhD graduates, on the lessons learned during their job search last academic year. Alexander started at Carleton College in the fall as a postdoctoral scholar, and Cory … Continue reading

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How to Manage your Time and be Productive in Grad School

by Dr. Toyin Alli Do you ever feel like you’re working all the time but never get anything done?  Or do you find yourself working on one task all day and neglecting your other responsibilities?  Or maybe you have so much … Continue reading

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Requesting Letters of Recommendation

By Dr. Jennifer Austin What to do well before requesting letters of recommendation Change can be challenging for anyone and the transition in moving beyond an undergraduate career can be arduous for many. You can make this time easier by … Continue reading

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Reflections of a first year postdoc

By Luis Sordo Vieira I recently heard Dr. Rochelle Gutierrez talk on “Rehumanizing mathematics: A vision for the future” at IPAM during the Latinxs in Math conference. So before I begin on my reflections, I want to include a picture of me, … Continue reading

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