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Navigating Academic Conferences webinar

Navigating Academic Conferences

July 24, 2017 Blog

Conferences are the backbone of academic community building. But what are you supposed to actually do there? Learn how to build your professional network through academic conferences, manage your energy levels and nerves, get productive feedback on your work, and avoid going broke in the process.

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Writing for NonAcademic Audiences webinar

Writing for Non-Academic Audiences (the webinar)

May 30, 2017 Blog

Rockstar Coach Kate Drabinski will share the power of public writing, what it entails, and how it can help us in our careers. Join us to learn what happens (and how to handle) when our public writing gets read, and even how to get paid for our words!

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Staying Motivated Over the Summer

Staying Motivated Over the Summer (the webinar)

May 22, 2017 Blog

Summer vacation! Your grading is done, seminars have ended, conference season is winding down, and committee meetings are abating. You’re excited to tackle your big writing projects, but already feel the pull of summer sun and fun. Come learn how to get your projects done while also enjoying the season.

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Open for summer enrollment: Grad School Rockstar Programs!

May 1, 2017 Blog

Grad school is a challenge; the pace is fast and expectations are high. It can be difficult to manage your day-to-day and big-picture goals and harder still to ask for help. Grad School Rockstars helps you build a thriving interdisciplinary, social justice-oriented career and life.

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Organizing Your Dissertation Chapters

Organizing Your Dissertation Chapters

March 27, 2017 Blog

You have an awesome dissertation topic. You’ve assembled your team of advisors. You’re even rocking the writing process. But how do you put it all together? Come learn how to organize your dissertation chapters—both big-scale (across the dissertation as a whole) and small-scale (within each chapter).

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Working Well with Advisors

Working Well with Grad Advisors

March 6, 2017 Blog

Dissertations are group efforts. So how to find the right advisors for your grad school experience and your dissertation? And how to work with them well once you do? Come learn how to identify what you need and want, finding matches for your communication styles, and troubleshooting sticky advising situations.

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Early Dissertation Planning

Early Dissertation Planning + Where to Start

February 3, 2017 Blog

Congratulations—you passed your qualifying exams, and now you get to write your dissertation! But where to start? Join us to learn. From mapping out the dissertation to selecting which chapter to write first and crafting a writing routine, you will come away with effective strategies for planning your dissertation.

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Imagine Otherwise: Tala Khanmalek on Femme of Color Healing Justice & Self Care in Grad School

January 25, 2017 Podcast

Tala Khanmalek shares how academics can incorporate healing justice and disability justice into academic workflows, how a holistic approach to graduate school enabled Tala to create social justice projects, and what a healing justice and disability justice-based world would look like.

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Imagine Otherwise: Zach McDowell on Open Access Publishing & Why “Information Wants to Be Free”

January 11, 2017 Podcast

Zach McDowell reviews the relationship between the open access movement and other social justice movements, how decreasing the “digital divide” isn’t the only thing needed for true media justice, and what it really means when people say “information wants to be free.”

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Grad School Rockstar + Dissertation Rockstar Programs now open!

December 19, 2016 Blog

Enrollment for our Spring 2017 Rockstar Programs is open! Join us to get a personal Rockstar coach who works with you on your key areas of focus, targeted curriculum, continued support for your goals, and interdisciplinary community.

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Weekend Reading: Disability, Labor, and the Pros/Cons of the Tenure Track

October 13, 2016 Blog

This week, our weekend reads have us reflecting on disability, vulnerability and labor issues in academia, approaches to obtaining a job as an assistant professor, and the pros and cons to staying on the tenure track at all.

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Rock Your Semester workshop about Road Maps and Writing Routines, University of Pittsburgh

Rock Your Semester: Road Maps and Writing Routines

March 3, 2016 Blog

Are you writing your dissertation but struggling to make daily progress? Do you want to prioritize your dissertation but can’t find the time? In this workshop you’ll develop a personalized, comprehensive road map and writing routine for your projects so you know where you’re headed and how to get there.

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Bay Area Rockstar Program Happy Hour

Bay Area Rockstar Happy Hour: Celebrate Your Successes

September 3, 2015 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire president Cathy Hannabach and junior editor Michelle Velasquez-Potts for a rockstar reunion! If you're a current, former, or future Grad School Rockstar Program participant, come on by to hang out and let us know what you're up to.

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Rock Your Dissertation workshop on Writing Routines, led by Cathy Hannabach

How to Rock Your Dissertation: Writing Routines

September 3, 2015 Blog

Do you struggle to keep up with the never-ending deluge of academic responsibilities while also building community and practicing self care? Come learn tactics to rock your interdisciplinary grad school experience. Come learn the habits and techniques that provide you the spark needed to think, teach, write, and collectively build the world you want.

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