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The One-Minute Pitch
The One-Minute Pitch is about storytelling, to use stories to communicate your skills, values, and mindset to a potential employer. This blog explains how to construct the One-Minute Pitch.
Managing Time – The 168 Hours Experiment
Did you know that there were 168 hours in a week? I didn’t until I read Laura Vanderkam’s book ‘168 Hours.’ That doesn’t sound like a lot does it?! But Vanderkam points out that it […]
How to Focus at Work and Avoid Distractions – The Conscious Choice Method™
In this post, I share one of the most effective time management strategies that I have designed using the 168 hours experiment,modified from that designed by Laura Vanderkam. Read on if you’d like to learn how to increase focus and improve productivity at work.
10 Activities to Keep Kids Busy and Successfully Work from Home
This is a companion post to the main article I wrote on tips to increase working from home productivity as a parent and/or grad student. Check out the post by clicking on this hyperlink. Buy […]
Tips to Successfully Work from Home (Yes, even when you are a grad student and work from home mom!)
Having children around is not the most conducive to increasing your working from home productivity. But it can be done. This post pulls together a few tips for working from home successfully even when you have small children around.
7 Tips for College Success (Specially helpful tips for incoming college freshmen)
Wondering what to do in college to hit it out of the park from the get go? In other words, what are the characteristics of successful students? This post discusses some very simple and practical […]
How to Plan Your Week Without Getting Stressed About Work (Bonus: Free Weekly Planner Template PDF)
Does planning your week stress you out instead of letting you be your productive best? This post shows you how to plan your week without getting stressed out about work. Includes a free weekly planner template PDF.
Tips for College Success: How to Improve Study and Work Habits (or Any Habit, Really!)
Does it take 21 days to form a habit? Can you build or break a habit in 66 days? Are these popular notions of habit-building accurate? The short answer is…. It depends. In an article […]
How to Get a Fellowship for PhD or Grant for Grad School (Part 2)
In Part 1 of this post, I laid out two important aspects of how to write a successful fellowship/grant proposal and the nitty-gritty details of what goes into a kickass proposal. So read part uno […]