Graduate Perspectives is a blog by Mary Madera centered on collecting, distilling, and disseminating anecdotes "from students, for students." This is an excellent resource for graduate students looking for advice and support from their peers. Below are some of our favorite articles. Some have been highlighted in our Spotlights section.
Graduate Injuries: Sydney Wyatt
The second post in the series about handling major injuries and illnesses in graduate school. Here, Sydney Wyatt shares her experience balancing her recovery from a broken ankle and pressure to continue her research.
Graduate Injuries: Mary Madera
This series explores how injuries and illnesses affect a student's graduate school career. Ranging from broken bones to mental health struggles and beyond, these posts provide support and resources for the myriad challenges students face outside of the lab.
Why I Created Graduate Perspectives
As Mary and her cohort navigated the process of finding and joining a lab, they found themselves wondering "How did we get ourselves into this position? What could we have done differently?" Finding advice and support from peers for various stages of graduate school proved to be challenging, thus Graduate Perspectives was born.