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    January 26, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition: New Year, New Life, New Start

    I’ve stopped wallowing in the “I feel so alone!” pity party I subjected myself to for the first month or two.

    February 23, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition--Chapter 2: Palpable Neurosis

    You don't know what you're getting into until you're in it; even now, I'm not so sure what I'm in.

    March 30, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Part 3: Time to Strategize

    It's scary and exciting for exactly the same reason: The possibilities are endless.

    April 27, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 4: Baby Steps

    Some things must be worked through, and that takes time.

    May 25, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 5: Why Is Life So Messy?

    I think it makes sense for people who aren't satisfied to air their grievances, but it's important to do it constructively and strategically.

    June 29, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 6: Carrots and Sticks

    “Our recent personal history teaches us that what we will most likely receive when we seek guidance is a swift kick in the pants.”

    August 03, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 7: Tainted Love

    "Do I need to learn to rely on my own desires, the rest of the world be damned?"

    August 31, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 8: What Are You Going to Do Now, Redux

    I'm standing up a little straighter and taller than I used to, wobbling less and faking it less, and caring a little less what other people think.

    September 28, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 9: The Postdoc Has Two Faces

    Although I am a huge fan of the Internets (thank you, Senator Stevens), I am profoundly thrilled by what can happen when you talk to strangers, upside-down-face to upside-down-face, in a place such as a yoga class.

    October 26, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition Chapter 10: Loyalty, Subterfuge, Manipulation, and Sabotage

    Is it ineptitude or something worse?

    November 23, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition Chapter 11: Breaking Free (Almost)

    Most people would say I've made all the correct calls, but I'm still disappointed with how it's all come out, even if I have learned a lot in the process.

    January 25, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 12: Reflections

    Is there really such a thing as a perfect postdoc? That exquisite transitional period during which you move from peon...
    February 29, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 13: Fake It Until You Make It?

    I want to be able to proudly say to someone that I am a "fill in the blank" and not cringe afterward.

    March 28, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 14: Interview Excursions

    "We're sorry but we don't believe you are qualified for this position at this time," wrote one consulting firm.

    April 25, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 15: This Strange, Funny Feeling

    I'm sure there were good things about the whole Ph.D./postdoc experience, but apparently I don't yet have enough distance to know what they are.

    May 30, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 16: Still Perky After All These Years

    "Clarity is a gift." --Micella Phoenix DeWhyse

    July 04, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 17: End of the Road

    After more than 6 years of monthly columns and postgraduate research, Micella Phoenix DeWhyse celebrates her Independence Day--and we're sad.

    August 27, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 30: Lessons in Mis-Management (Yes, More Communication)

    I resisted the urge to cuss him out, jump, scream, or otherwise make a fool of myself, and we both rediscovered something "cool" about the project.

    August 02, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 7: Confidence Crisis

    "At first, I didn’t tell anyone. I faked the funk. I didn’t want their pity. I didn’t want them saying, 'well I’m so sorry,' while thinking, 'glad it wasn’t me.'"

    October 28, 2005

    Educated Woman, The Grad-School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse Chapter 44--Out of the Night That Covers Me … Into the Big Wide World

    I won't be confined by other people's notions of who I am and what I should do. I'm starting to feel free.

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