Graduate Student Resources

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Providing links to some articles and other resources that I have found useful while in graduate school. I'll continually update the list as I find more.

Graduate school is both extraordinarily rewarding and demanding at the same time. Getting perspective on what to expect, how to anticipate and deal with potential problems, and just hearing the experiences of others can be invaluable. Below are a series of resources/articles both for starting graduate students and those already well along their way. I plan to add additional articles dealing with

If you have suggestions for articles to include or resources to add, shoot me an email or add them in the comments section below.

Advice for starting graduate students: choosing a lab

Advice for starting graduate students: being successful

Career

Mentoring

-biafra

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additional articles to journey through:

dreams
02 july 2012 | essay

I have been recording down many recent and very old dreams in a Word document, which has swelled to over 7,000+ words and contains near one[...] hundred stories. The plan is to clean-up and compile all these stories into one novella that has several characters exploring the dream-worlds with some overarching story to tie it all together. Should be a fun experiment.

2016 presidential election campaign posters
28 august 2016 | politics

A series of posters about the 2016 presidential election. They will focus on the candidates themselves along with how the public reacts to,[...] and is manipulated by, the election as a whole.

global history of architecture
08 june 2013 | architecture

One of my favorite classes at MIT was 4.605 (Global History of Architecture), which explored various styles and themes found throughout dif[...]ferent buildings and other types of architecture from the beginning of civilization to the present. In the spirit of sharing my enthusiasm for the course i'll discuss some takeaways from, and have included a couple papers i wrote for, the class.

stanford bing concert hall: first impressions
15 december 2012 | stanford

Designed by architect Richard Olcott (Ennead Architects) and sound designer Dr. Yasuhisa T[...]oyota (Nagata Acoustics), the Bing Concert Hall is stunning. Robert Campbell (Fisher Dachs Associates) was on hand during the second sound check (along with Richard and Dr. Toyota) to discuss the philosophy behind the building, a bit of history, and where they hope it will be in the future. This post is my impressions of the place along with notes from their interview.

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