Showing posts with label defense. Show all posts
Showing posts with label defense. Show all posts

Learning to not take criticism personally

Learning to not take criticism personally is one of the most liberating and productive things you can do for yourself and your career.

In grad school, I learned how to take criticism for what it is.


On top of Ob Hill, McMurdo Station How to PhD
On top of Ob Hill, Antarctica!

How to finish your PhD and graduate in a timely manner

So you started a Ph.D. Great!

You are doing lots of research, or maybe you are burned out. Either is understandable.

Maybe your advisor loves you and wants you around forever.

Or maybe they hate you and don't want to support you in any way. 

Or maybe they ignore you... a lot. 

Whatever the situation, it is in YOUR best interest to finish your Ph.D. in an (at least somewhat) timely manner.

But how?


picture of me Oindree Banerjee at my graduation ceremony used on blog post how to finish your phd and graduate on blog how to phd
At my graduation!

How to successfully defend your PhD thesis

A Ph.D. defense is one of those things that one can never feel prepared enough for because usually, it is the first time one is doing it! 
I go over mine here, having successfully defended my doctoral thesis in particle astrophysics a little over 48 hours ago.


Title slide of my defense talk. It says Studies in particle astrophysics with the ANITA experiment. Shows my name Oindree Banerjee, school name Ohio State University, the date July 12 2018


10 tips on giving a great talk

Getting ready to give your first talk? Or just looking to improve your game a bit? I have compiled 10 tips in this post :)


london stage st martins theater performance photo by oindree banerjee, used in blog how to phd, tips on giving a great talk

How to succeed in the PhD candidacy exam

Worrying about your Ph.D. candidacy exam (prelim)? 

Been there, and here to help! 

I will cover everything from what is candidacy and what a first-year grad student should focus on, to what to do on the day of your oral exam.


My son Fuji who happens to be a cat, studying from my lab notebook during my PhD, pictures used in blog how to phd, How to succeed in the PhD candidacy exam


How to finish your PhD and graduate in a timely manner

So you started a Ph.D. Great! You are doing lots of research, or maybe you are burned out. Either is understandable. Maybe your a...