Tuesday, September 7, 2010
A couple of weeks ago we asked you to give us something to talk about
by helping us pick a topic for another themed post day at LabSpaces. Today is the day for those posts, and by a slim margin, "what I wish I knew before..." has prevailed. What follows that ellipsis is up to each blogger, and for the most part, I'm looking forward to seeing what we've come up with. I say "for the most part" because, in Genomic Repairman's case, I'm just a little scared.
Anyhoo, look for some great posts on the theme today-I'll be updating this page as posts go up. Here's a little something to set the stage.
A Lady Scientist, Amanda, writes about about the dissertation writing process
Geeka discusses the things she did know-but didn't realize-when she started work in her graduate lab
Your humble narrator makes a few points about switching fields between grad school and postdoc
Genomic Repairman shares 2.5 stories about his skanky prom date, shrimpboating during his M.S., and the awesomeness of cultural diversity in science
Dr. Becca tells us the dirt about living in NYC
DamnGoodTechnician gives us some trade secrets from inside the wall of industry
Odyssey rants about the data fairy's "impeccable" timing
Kelly fills us in on the good and the bad of attending univeristy in London
-much of which could be applicable to other small town to big city moves.
Gerty-Z provides some advice from not-so-distant past as grad student and postdoc
If you're still a student, Evie suggests you stop going to class just to do well on tests
and instead go to actually learn something.
Brian clues you into things to know before (and while) applying to grad school
Tideliar says "You're not that special"
and offers a couple of thoughts about what the means for your career and your life.
Dr. O rebels and tells us what she's glad she didn'tknow
before starting her career in science.
Catherine shares her perspective from working outside academia