Tips for success

Approach to graduate committee meetings

Dr. Vic DiRita is the associate dean for graduate and postdoctoral studies and professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Michigan. In the blog below, he describes what, based on his experience, is the most successful way to approach a looming graduate committee meeting.

Graduate committee meetings

Tips for TAs

Dr. Kate Hertweck is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Texas at Tyler. She has compiled a short list of tips for TAs.

Tips for TAs

Personal development

An online assessment to help figure out your interests

An individual assessment plan run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Careers blog run by the Office of Intramural Training and Education at the NIH

Video resources from the Office of Intramural Training and Education at the NIH

Time management

During graduate school, it often feels like there is never enough time in the day. This blog offers some thoughts on time management and techniques to help students bring order to their otherwise chaotic days.

Time management

Time-management tactics for academics

Not so true lessons from graduate school

Ever wonder which of those lesson from graduate school are really just hot air? A grad school survivor gives his view of 25 lessons that weren’t (totally) true.

25 not so true lessons

Use of social media

Curious about how social media might help you with your research and scholarship? Afraid it will be a distraction rather than a help? Check out the sites below for pointers and strategies that may pay off.

Why do I twitter

Using google scholar

Microbiology twitter journal club

Online collaboration