why the blog

Some of you might be wondering why I have this website and blog. Well, I’m here to tell you! Over the years I have been solicited many times to give advice to undergraduates, high school students, and even other graduate students about applying to graduate school, post-graduate job searches, and trying to make the right choice. I’ve…

Hitting the Target, but Missing the Point

Does anyone else feel like their lives are dictated and run by numbers? I certainly do. We get grades in school that determine where we get in to college. Our colleges are ranked based on numerous qualities and characteristics. Then we get a job and start thinking salaries, days of vacation, hours worked each day…the…

Soft skills matter

  Such an interesting article about how soft skills matter for keeping kids out of trouble, in the long-term. Soft skills might include teaching kids to work cooperatively in a group or teaching them how to think about the long-term consequences when they make a decision, whereas teaching physics is an example of a hard…