What I’m Reading VI

Finding your calling is about the balance of 3 things: doing something you’re good at, feeling appreciated, and making people’s lives better. Here are 7 lessons about finding your calling – what you’re meant to do.

What I’m Reading V

Like big data? Well then, you’re going to want to read this. — There’s an important distinction between being rude, mean, and bullying. We all need to use these words correctly and deal with actions for what they are. With bullying interventions popping up in schools across the nation, it’s crucial that parents and teachers…

What I’m Reading IV

Time for a quick re-cap of what I’ve been reading this week. You can catch previous “what I’m reading posts” here, here, and here. Intermarriage is growing in acceptance across the United States, 50 years after the Loving v. Virginia case. Breast feeding isn’t stigmatized everywhere, and women have more success with it when they…

Spotlight on…Christina

Another piece of GradGirl was interviewing young professional women in the social sciences. Here is our very first interview with Christina Thibodeaux.   Christina Thibodeaux How long have you been at your current position?  Almost 2 years ago a colleague/friend of mine began an online distance counseling business, High Resolution Counseling, due to a growing…

Summer work habits

If you’re a graduate student like us, summer isn’t just an opportunity to unwind after a long academic year – it’s a time to make progress on your “grad school” to-do list. With unfinished research papers in the cue, new data to analyze, and a part- or full-time internship, it can be tough to get…

Making the most of your summer break

As some of you know, my graduate school friends and I started a blog just a few years ago called Grad Girl. It was intended as a space where professional women working in the social sciences, social services, research or clinical positions, or anything else related to these fields could be showcased for their accomplishments…

What I’m Reading III

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week. Educational disparities still exist: we should face this reality and work towards true equality. It could become harder to get birth control if this new rule passes. “Just because a teacher is black does not mean that he or she is going to relate to every black student’s…