Posts Tagged 'Education'

Finding a Supervisor for Graduate Studies

Finding a Supervisor for Graduate Studies

This post is the second of a series of two about defining a master’s degree research project and finding a supervisor. Read the first part about initial steps to follow here. Also have a look at Melissa Venable’s Should You Get a Master’s Degree? to learn about other important elements to consider.

University for beginners

University for beginners

I have spent the last 6 years of my life in university. If I move on to doing a PhD, as I plan, I will probably study for another 4 to 5 years. And if my career plans are successful, I will spend the rest of my life working in a university. So you can probably guess that I love anthropology and that I feel very comfortable in an academic setting. Of course, having been in university for so long, I have had time to realize what I did well and what I could have done better as a student. I wish to share this knowledge with you. Hopefully, you will put it to good use either by taking my advice of by being inspired by it to develop your own ways of working and planning your efforts. The most important thing, I believe, is not so much to stick to one specific way of studying and working, but that you plan your system, respect it, and thrive to improve it.

This first post is especially aimed at bachelor students but can be interesting for master’s and PhD students as well. I’m sorry I didn’t post it earlier this semester, but it’s never too late to improve your methods!