It’s that time of year when labs around the country host prospective graduate students and the whole experience becomes the geekiest episode of MTV’s “Are You The One.” To all of the prospective students, please read this, it will save you a lot of time, money, and potential embarrassment. Not to mention that you will […]Read more "In Memes: The 5 Worst Ways to Interview for Graduate School"
This post is really a reflection of the last 32 hours, in part because we are all too exhausted to compose a blog post and the internet went down. Now that we are connected and well rested, let’s recap! We arrived on station around 11:00 pm (4:00 GMT), and immediately set to work. MOCNESS was […]Read more "Diary of a Co-Chief Scientist: 24 Hours of Non-Stop Science"
The Walton Smith set sail from RSMAS this morning around 7:30 am (11:30 GMT) into clear, sunny skies. On the way out we encountered a national landmark, Stiltsville, an area of houses on the channel out of Miami that (you guessed it) are built on stilts. While eating breakfast, all of us were glued to […]Read more "Diary of a Co-Chief Scientist: Sailing by the Florida Keys"
“Have I forgotten anything?” is a common question that runs through any traveller’s mind, and as a first time co-chief scientist it has been running through my head about every 10 minutes for the last three weeks. Not only do I need to remember to pack a toothbrush, but I’m in charge of all aspects […]Read more "Diary of a Co-Chief Scientist: Pre -Cruise Prep"
As a volunteer and frequent speaker to undergraduates and the general public, I get a lot of questions about becoming a marine scientist. The answer to that question is always easy: get experience! Yet the reality can be much harder, and for many, they’re not sure where to even start. Never fear, the EggLab’s List […]Read more "The EggLab’s List of Links for Internships, Jobs, and Graduate Programs in Marine Science"
Congratulations! Your graduate advisor has deemed you a worthy investment, and the first year will determine your experience as you work to establish yourself in your graduate career. Here are a few tips to help you navigate courses and make the most of your graduate experience: 1) Communicate Early and Often with your Advisor. Your advisor should […]Read more "How to Succeed as a First-Year Graduate Student"
It was a rough week at work, and so to pick myself up I watched one of the greatest films of all time, The Princess Bride (20th Century Fox 1987, Directed by Robert Reiner). While watching this beloved classic, the cogs in my brain began to turn when suddenly… The parallels between graduate school and The Princess Bride are […]Read more "Inconceivable! The Parallels of ‘The Princess Bride’ and Graduate School"