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…

How to…make friends in grad school

Cultivating deep, meaningful relationships with friends after college can be really difficult. What’s your advice for how to make lasting friendships during graduate school? This is a question I get a lot. After college it seems really confusing and difficult to figure out how to make friends. Well, I’ve got some tips for how to make…

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…