Life with Kids: A Grad Student Perspective
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Life with Kids: A Grad Student Perspective

Martín Benavides is a PhD student in Marine Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the variability of coastal shark communities in both time and space.  He is also interested in the movement ecology of sharks in estuarine systems. Martín is a proud father of two boys and provides a unique prospective to … Continue reading

7 things to consider before accepting a Graduate School offer
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7 things to consider before accepting a Graduate School offer

Applications have been submitted. Recruitment weekends are near (or have already come and gone). Funding source notification dates are coming up. And most exciting of all–graduate school acceptances are around the corner. It is an exciting time to see your hard work pay off. But wait. Hold your horses. Here are some things you should … Continue reading

Beating the Grad School Blues
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Beating the Grad School Blues

I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Ecology program at UNC-Chapel Hill. This semester, I have been teaching, taking classes, mentoring, and also working on my first manuscript from my current research. Exciting, right? Well, not exactly. It is stressful and sometimes just hard to keep up with everything. At times, it is … Continue reading

How to Apply to Grad School in Marine Science
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How to Apply to Grad School in Marine Science

Graduating from college can be a daunting adventure.  Your friends may be getting jobs, joining the Peace Corps, or living with their parents.  But maybe you’ve decided to go to grad school!  Hopefully you have some clear motivations and experience for doing so.  Now, how do you start?  Luckily, your friends at UNdertheC have all … Continue reading

9 ways the “women to STEM pipeline” isn’t enough
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9 ways the “women to STEM pipeline” isn’t enough

Funneling women into STEM majors seems easy enough. Add enough women in the mix, and (like trickle-down economics) those women will get tenure track positions, they’ll encourage the next generation and so on. In a perfect world, if a girl were interested in science, she would study science, and then she would get a job … Continue reading