Career Advice for Young Professionals

Career advice for women in their first few years of their career, including adapting to new working environments, advice for women getting ahead in male dominated industries, and how to figure out what you want to do with your life.

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Why Learn to Code? How to Figure Out if Computer Science is a Good Fit

Now, if you’ve read my blog before, you probably know that I ultimately answered yes to the question, ‘should I learn to code?’. But it’s been quite a process to get where I am today. In this article, I’ll go through that journey as well as the reasons I ultimately decided to learn to code, …

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Why You Need a Website: How to Create Your Own Website in a Day (For Free!)

This article is all about why you need a website as a PhD student and how you can create one for free (in just an afternoon!). Why You Need a Website as a PhD One of the first things my student mentor said to me in our introductory meeting was, “You should make a website.” …

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Feeling Overwhelmed at Uni? 10 Things You Can Do Right Now

Whether you’ve just started university or grad school, are in the middle, or are towards the end, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed at uni. In fact, I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed this week. I basically spent yesterday freaking out over whether or not I could actually grasp all the things I needed to for …

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How to Pay Off Your Student Loans (U.S.): How I Paid Off $72,000 in 3.5 Years (And You Can Too!)

Got a huge chunk of U.S. student debt and wondering how the heck to pay off your student loans? I hear you. When I was finishing college and deciding whether or not to do my master’s degree (which I’m so glad I did end up doing, for the record, even though I had to fund …

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Career Goals: Why You Need Them + How to Succeed (with Science!)

I am a big believer in setting career goals and other types of goals. I personally recommend setting goals around your career / education, personal finance, health and fitness (mental and physical), your general contribution to the world, and relationships. However, today, we’re going to talk about career goals. I 100% got to where I …

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Work-life Balance: How to Get Used to Working 60+ Hours per Week

So, you’ve got your first grad job and, suddenly, you’re expected to work 60, 70, even 100+ hours a week. I found myself in a similar situation when I finished my master’s degree and struggled initially to find a good work-life balance. I had always prided myself on being an efficient worker, so working in …

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Women in Tech: What it’s Like and How to Get Ahead in a Male-dominated Industry

My first job out of university was for the UN, where I worked on projects involving digital inclusion for women in tech and people with disabilities. It was here that I became familiar with the insane stats about the gender gap in the tech industry. According to PWC, only 5% of leadership positions in tech …

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