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Cultivating My Authenticity and Self-Awareness As a STEM Graduate Student

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Cultivating My Authenticity and Self-Awareness As a STEM Graduate Student

How can you become your authentic self? Check out Josie’s story as a graduate student trying to understand the importance of personal authenticity.

Three “Rs” for Thriving Through Unexpected Transitions: Regroup, Reassess, and React

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Three “Rs” for Thriving Through Unexpected Transitions: Regroup, Reassess, and React

Knowing how to act when things don’t go as planned is an important part of career success. Read these tips for navigating and thriving through unexpected transitions.

Imposter Syndrome and the Graduate School Experience

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Imposter Syndrome and the Graduate School Experience

Though impostor syndrome isn’t recognized as a mental disorder, it can have a real impact. As graduate students, we should realize that we are not alone in our struggles and learn to survive while being mindful of the societal biases that pressure us.

Honest Self-Reflection As a Graduate Student: Scientist, Imposter, Who Is the Real Me?

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Honest Self-Reflection As a Graduate Student: Scientist, Imposter, Who Is the Real Me?

Do you struggle with self-doubt and/or imposter syndrome? Read this self-reflective piece for tips on how to begin embracing your successes as well as your struggles towards a more confident 'you'.

COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Chemical Sciences

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COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Chemical Sciences

If you are feeling frustration over the current situation and its impact on productivity you are not alone. See advice to navigate these challenging times...

Retaining Culture, Studying Chemistry

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Retaining Culture, Studying Chemistry

Reflections about how culture plays a role in ones graduate student experiences.

Preventing Suicide

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Preventing Suicide

Learn tips to recognize the signs that someone might be struggling with their mental health.

Surviving Graduate School and Postdoc Life

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Surviving Graduate School and Postdoc Life

Life as a chemistry graduate student or postdoc is intellectually challenging and emotionally draining. Learn strategies to help you maintain a healthy balance.

Trading Sleep for Results: Chemjobber on Fighting the Temptation to Work Long Hours in the Lab

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Trading Sleep for Results: Chemjobber on Fighting the Temptation to Work Long Hours in the Lab

Chemjobber explains how to fight the temptation to work long hours in the lab.

What’s Happening Outside of the Lab?

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What’s Happening Outside of the Lab?

Exploring activities and interests outside of the lab can help you navigate your way through graduate school, your postdoc, and throughout your career. Attending community events, networking, and other opportunities can help you grow in several areas of your life.

Maintaining Your Mental Health

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Maintaining Your Mental Health

There is a growing awareness of the importance of mental health among graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. Dr. Lisa Balbes explains some corrective and preventive actions to take when feeling stressed.

All Work and No Play

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All Work and No Play

This article reflects upon a postdoc's time in graduate school and how he managed to find a way to have some fun while pursing his degree, by leading his local Young Chemists Committee (YCC).

Graduate School Through the Eyes of a Student from an Underrepresented Minority

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Graduate School Through the Eyes of a Student from an Underrepresented Minority

A student from an underrepresented minority discusses her experience in graduate school and gives advice for others who identify themselves as an underrepresented minority.

Managing Grad School Stress (adapted from C&EN)

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Managing Grad School Stress (adapted from C&EN)

Read about the important topic of stress in graduate school. Both Ph.D. students and professors discuss their personal experiences and provide tips for managing mental health.