Lessons to my Younger Self: STEM Edition

Happy New Year! This time last year I talked about taking action. After participating in #BLACKandSTEM major tweets roll call last week I was inspired to share my top lessons to my younger self.

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My Top Study Tips

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It’s the most difficult time of the year. It is hard preparing for midterms, finals or GRE on top of everything else. Many people are sleep deprived, nutrition deficient and just feel overall stressed. This does not have to be you. With the right preparation studying can be a less stressful time.

When I was in college we had Study-A-Thons during Finals week. It was a great way to study during the weekend before finals. There were peer tutors, free food and even study snacks. Bring on those Insomnia Cookies! This is awesome! Every school should have this. If not, start a mini Study-A-Thon with your friends.

Before you get started studying let’s talk about making the most of your study break. During midterm and final season you will hear many tips for studying, but sometimes you don’t really hear many tips about how to have the best study break ever. Study breaks are just important as study tips. You need balance.

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Overcoming Post-Graduation Blues

We all know graduation is a time for joy, but sometimes it can be annoying when people ask you certain questions. After hearing these questions you might start to question yourself and feel like you have to make all your decisions about your future right now. News flash – you don’t!

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Decisions take time and use this post-graduation time to celebrate and explore STEM career options.

Post-graduation blues are real and many recent graduates go through it. Even though this is a celebratory time it is also one of the first steps to jump-start your STEM career which can put a toll on your mental health. Remember to take care of your mind, body and spirit. 

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5 Things NEVER to Ask a Recent Graduate

In my last post I shared tips for recent science graduates and now I want to share 5 things NEVER to ask a recent graduate. Do you remember the questions people asked you? I do! After hearing the same questions it can be annoying and frustrating, especially if you are not where you want to be in your STEM career. Things take time and people need to respect your decisions.

My Top 5 Things NEVER to Say to a Recent Graduate:

1. When are you going to get a job?:

This is the #1 question that recent graduates hate, especially if they have been looking for a job for a long time. We all know that it is hard to find a job nowadays and finding a job takes time. When they get a job they will let you know.

How can you Help: Instead offer to look over their applications, CV, resume or cover letters.  Continue reading 5 Things NEVER to Ask a Recent Graduate

7 Tips for Recent Science Graduates

In my last post I shared some gift ideas for recent science graduates. What is one post-graduation tip that you remember? How did you feel after you graduated?

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10 Gift Ideas for Science Graduates

It’s graduation season. (Cue Pomp and Circumstance) I have compiled a list of gifts that are both functional and unique so you can find the perfect gift for your science graduate. What gift is your favorite?

 

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