How to foster belongingness during remote work

How to foster belongingness during remote work

One of the most common issues doctoral researchers bring to my attention at the moment, is the lack of social gatherings and social support during these exceptional times. Fostering belongingness in academia can be difficult even if there isn’t an ongoing pandemic. But right now, it’s more important than ever….

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Find your superpower

Find your superpower

What are your strengths and your weaknesses? This is a question most often heard from a recruiter’s mouth. But it’s a question that everyone should think about once in a while. Because you might be surprised by what you discover about yourself – if you keep an open mind. A…

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Zoom gloom

Zoom gloom

During the spring, when COVID-19 made us lock ourselves indoors and switch to online mode, we soon became familiar with a new feeling: zoom gloom or zoom fatigue. It’s the feeling of complete exhaustion after just a few video conferences, be it on Teams, Zoom or Meet. After a whole…

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Was it worth it?

When starting their PhD journey, many new doctoral students might ask “Is it worth it?”. All the way at the other end, some soon-to-be PhDs might start to ask themselves “Was it worth it?”. The answer to both these questions is, that it will probably be worth it in the…

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Welcome to doctoral studies!

Welcome to doctoral studies!

Congratulations on starting your doctoral studies! As you embark on your PhD journey, I want to give you 5 tips to make it a little bit less bumpy: 1. Ask for help Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, its a sign of strength and bravery. You’re going…

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