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Reconciling the Research and Development Mindsets with David Giltner

Get the Papa PhD Career Readiness Tool kit ! On this episode, I will be bringing you my interview with David Giltner, who is launching his book « It’s a Game, Not a Formula: How to Succeed as a Scientist Working in the Private Sector », about his experience bridging the gap between the research…

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PhD Dojo – Presentation and Pitch with David Mendes

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! Welcome to the brand new Papa PhD segment! The PhD Dojo. Every two weeks, David Mendes will bring you PhD news, answers to listener questions, humor in this new space, where the goal is to make you a black belt in all things related to career preparation as…

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Being a PhD, a father and an entrepreneur with Matthias Hombauer

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! On this episode, I will be bringing you my interview with International Rockstar Photographer, dadpreneur and coach Matthias Hombauer, PhD. During our conversation, Matthias shares his experience in graduate school and shares how he dealt with the growing feeling that his future was not in research. Namely, we…

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The Pillars of PhD Career Readiness with Mrim Boutla

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! Welcome to Season 3 of the Papa PhD podcast! To start this new season, today I’m bringing you a great interview Dr. Mrim Boutla, a neuroplasticity PhD turned career coach, who was on the show in Season 2, but in French. Mrim has put a lot of thought into…

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Revisiting the Humanities PhD in 2021 with Greg Kelly

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! This week on Papa PhD, I have the pleasure of bringing you my conversation with Greg Kelly, Executive producer of IDEAS, on CBC Radio. During our conversation, Greg shares a very colourful recount of his experience in Oxford as a literature PhD student and talks about his post-PhD…

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Celebrating a Podcasting Milestone with Planthropology’s Vikram Baliga

This week on Papa PhD, I’m joined by Vikram Baliga in sharing with you a celebration of a great milestone for Papa PhD and for his podcast – the Planthropology podcast. Having both started podcasting in 2019, we just reached 50.000 downloads at a few days of interval, and we decided to thank you, the…

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A Discussion About “Bad Habits” in Academia With Author Amy Gentry

This week on Papa PhD, I’m discussing a fictional book – a thriller set within academia – with author Amy Gentry. In our conversation, I talked with Amy about her personal experience going through a PhD in the humanities and about what aspects of that experience inspired her to write “Bad Habits”. Amy Gentry is…

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Staying True to Your Life Plans During the PhD with Katya Park

Hi! This week, I have the great pleasure of bringing you a conversation about life balance in graduate school with Katya Park. During the interview, Katya shared how during her PhD and postdoc she made sure to stay true to her life plans, namely those related to building a family, while working towards her goals,…

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Reshaping Your Career Through Change and Uncertainty with Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel

Hi! Before introducing today’s guest, and to celebrate two years of Papa PhD, I’d like to extend an invitation directly to you. If you have a question about one of the episodes of Papa PhD, or if you’d like me to connect you with the people you hear on the podcast, or if you’d like…

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Promoting Career Success in STEM with Harinder Singh

Hi! This week I have the pleasure of bringing you someone whose mission is to help graduate students and postdocs with their career development. As Director of UC Irvine’s GPS-STEM Program, Harinder Singh achieves this transition support through different approaches, including training, mentoring, and networking. During our conversation, we talked about how he got interested…

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