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Category Archives: postdocs
Guess Culture versus Ask Culture
By Kim Holman When I was a child, I grew up in a “guess culture” household. I had to pay attention to the people around me and make a guess as to whether or not I should ask for something. … Continue reading
Just Say Yes. Meaningfully.
By Julianne Vega In this post, I hope to convince you that when opportunities arise there is no need to panic and say “yes” or “no” immediately. Rather, I hope to convince you that by thoughtfully considering what the opportunity … Continue reading
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Do I owe you?
The grad years You accepted me into a graduate program having just given birth to my daughter 4 months prior. Offered me a fellowship in which I had reduced teaching responsibilities and when I did teach I was left … Continue reading
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Gotta catch ’em all, URM!
By Carrie Diaz Eaton and Pamela E. Harris We received the same email: Tuesday, Dec 17, 1:37 PM and Tuesday, Dec 17, 1:42 PM. No time to personalize the email. Simply change last names. After all, any one will do, … Continue reading
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
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
How to maximize career advancement of postdocs
This post is intended to be the beginning of a discussion of best practices for postdocs in order to place themselves in a good position for the next step in an academic career. I encourage mentors and junior investigators who … Continue reading
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
Reflections on the 2018 Latinx in Mathematics Conference
This is a guest post from Emilia Alvarez, an amazing undergraduate student at Concordia University. I’ve had a few days to think about my experience at the 2018 Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference, and in sharing my thoughts, I … Continue reading
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The importance of leadership skills
Leadership training in academia and in particular in mathematics is something we don’t tend to discuss or think about that much until we are about to take on a leadership academic position and wished we could have had some formal … Continue reading