Choosing a Postdoc Lab: Junior vs Senior Advisor

Choosing a Postdoc Lab: Junior vs Senior Advisor

By Dr. Breah LaSarre If you are reading this blog post, you have likely decided that you want to get additional training after graduate school by working as a postdoctoral researcher (i.e., postdoc). A postdoc position is a great opportunity to hone and expand your...
Applying for graduate studies in the U.S.

Applying for graduate studies in the U.S.

Congrats! You have completed your undergraduate studies in Nigeria and now want to further your education abroad, specifically in the United States. It may seem daunting, and you may have questions like, “Where do I start?” “How do I find the best school for me?” “How do I get funding for my grad studies?” With proper planning, you can navigate this seemingly difficult path and find that it is pretty straightforward. In this article, I will attempt to give guidelines based on my own experience, in the hope that it will help make your task easier. I must emphasize that I will be falling back on my personal experience throughout this article, and I’m well aware that the experiences of others may differ drastically from mine. Furthermore, since I’m in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field, this article may seem slightly biased to that. In the end, what I hope to highlight are steps, which you can tweak however you like to achieve your own personal goals, and which (with little adjustments like plugging in the right exam for instance) can be used to get into programs in the humanities, arts and business, whatever you want to study!

Dealing with the Fear of Applying to Graduate School

Dealing with the Fear of Applying to Graduate School

By Bright Senyo Ashimatey, Ph.D. Applying for graduate school can be a daunting task. The journey typically starts with a simple thought of wanting to pursue further studies. Sometimes this thought may even be planted in your mind by others – as it was in my case – or...
Writing your job application cover letter

Writing your job application cover letter

The job application letter is an important part of the job application process. In this letter, the applicants prove their intention and qualifications for a specific job position. This document gives meaning to your skills and experiences written in your resume. It...