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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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A Personal Reflection on Broadening Participation in STEM

Contributed by Amy Beth Prager During my student tenure at MIT, I expressed and increased my sincere devotion with respect to broadening participation in STEM. Ultimately, I became co-director of the MIT Womens’ initiative, which allowed me the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome

By William Yslas Vélez, Emeritus Professor University of Arizona If anyone should suffer from the imposter syndrome, it should be me. But I don’t (See [1] for a description of my undergraduate years). In my early years in the profession … 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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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

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Mathematics (Combinatorics) the Colombian Way: ECCO 2018

By Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez, graduate student at the University of Kentucky “How do you do mathematics the Colombian way?”  This was the question posed by Federico Ardila at the end of the first week of the 6thEncuentro Colombiano de Combinatoria … 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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Ode to a Great Mentor

By Alicia Prieto Langarica I was incredibly excited when I was asked to contribute to this great blog that I have been reading for a while now. I have learned a lot reading this and other AMS blogs, and the … Continue reading

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