Rock Your Research with Chris Jones
By Chris Jones interviews PhDs about graduate school and careers to provide advice to graduate students!
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Rock Your Research is a podcast created for you, the graduate student. If you are looking for inspiration, community, and advice on your PhD journey, then we have you covered. Each episode brings you an amazing academic or nonacademic, who shares their graduate school story. They talk about their biggest struggles and worst and best moments as graduate students. They also talk about their current career and the path they took to get there. The MINDFUL MINUTES ends the show with awesome resources that they use to stay productive and motivated. So join us on this journey and prepare to rock your research!
||Clean028: Ivan struggled with focusing on a research area but found his research at the intersection of his two areas of passion biology and astronomy and landed an amazing postdoc at NASA.||Ivan struggled with focusing on a research area but found his research at the intersection of his two areas of passion biology and astronomy and landed an amazing postdoc at NASA. Ivan is a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Ames Research Center. His...||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: Richard was persistent in finishing his PhD and obtaining a tenure track research professor position!||Richard was persistent in finishing his PhD and obtaining a tenure track research professor position! Dr. Richard Prather is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland in the Departmet of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. To...||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: Denise struggled with self confidence but landed her perfect job as a researcher at the US Geological Survey.||Denise struggled with self confidence but landed her perfect job as a researcher at the US Geological Survey. Denise is a geomicrobiologist at the USGS! Her research focuses on how microorganisms impact their environment and biogeochemical...||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: Leah overcame failing her first oral proposal defense to find work she loves at NEON||Leah is the supervising scientist of education and public engagement at NEON. Her research involves remote sensing and data informatics. To learn more about Leah take a look at her profile on the neon website Biggest Struggle She struggled with...||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: Jennifer overcame her nervous voice during presentation to land an amazing job co-managing multiple programs at the National Science Foundation.||Jennifer overcame her nervous voice during presentation to land an amazing job co-managing multiple programs at the National Science Foundation. Jennifer is the co-manager of the National Science Foundation's Petrology and Geochemistry Program and...||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Vivian overcame her struggles with work life balance to choose a career that brought her closer to her family and the lifestyle she wanted to live while still pursuing her passion for science.||Vivian overcame her struggles with work life balance to choose a career that brought her closer to her family and the lifestyle she wanted to live while still pursuing her passion for science. Vivian is a freelance writer and contractor for the...||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Justin struggles with perfectionism but doesn't let that stop him from doing work he loves and that matters.||Justin struggles with perfectionism but doesn't let that stop him from doing work he loves and that matters. He made connections that helped him land the position he wanted in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Justin is a research geophysicist and...||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: Valerie overcame her struggles with imposter syndrome and procrastination to go on to become an international speaker and author.||Valerie is internationally known speaker and expert on imposter syndrome. She has written multiple books on impostor syndrome and finding work you love. She is also the founder of changingcourse.com an online resource for people who want to make a...||12/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: Ed realized that his research didn't lend itself to large grants that are required to be hired at an R1 university. He used this to his advantage to learn what it took to become a consultant for higher education.||Ed realized that his research didn't lend itself to large grants that are required to be hired at an R1 university. He used this to his advantage to learn what it took to become a consultant for higher education. Ed is a senior director with the...||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: Emily overcame doubts about her ability to be a scientist to ultimately be an amazing science communicator using her skills and passion to the fullest.||Emily overcame doubts about her ability to be a scientist to ultimately be an amazing science communicator using her skills and passion to the fullest. Listen to her talk about her grad school experience and life as a freelance science communicator...||12/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Juan overcame isolation as a graduate student to ultimately build a fantastic network of friends and become the chair of his department at the University of Florida||Juan struggled with being the only African American PhD student but used this to build a network and expand his way of thinking by interacting with people from many other backgrounds. He credits this with improving the way that he thinks and...||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: David overcame a difficult candidacy exam to land an amazing position as an assistant research professor||David overcame a sub-par performance during his candidacy exam to go on to not only overcome the weakness seen during the exam but to land an amazing assistant research professor position. David is an Assistant Research Professor at Auburn...||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Jia overcame losing a field seasons worth of data to finish her dissertation and ultimately land her dream job||Jia is an assistant professor in the Ecology department and Montana State University. Her research focuses on plant ecophysiology. To learn more about her and her research check out her lab website, which is amazing and well worth checking out both in..||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Sydney overcame lack of motivation and follow through to become the arctic policy lead for the US Department of State||Sydney overcame lack of motivation and follow through to become the arctic policy lead for the US Department of State. Listen to her describe methods that helped her finish her PhD and land a career she loves. Sydney is a foreign affairs officer...||11/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Raul Pacheco-Vega combined his passion for education and research to land a job that allowed him to live close to his family and friends||Raul Pacheco-Vega combined his passion for education and research to land a job that allowed him to live close to his family and friends. He shares his experience and advice for students on how to find work that you enjoy. Raul is an assistant...||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Jessica Ball defeated her imposter syndrome to land the prestigious postdoc she wanted.||Jessica struggled with overcame imposter syndrom to get land a prestigious postdoc at the USGS. Listen to how she did it and her method for managing work life balance. Jessica is a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey,...||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Kaitlyn Bunker landed her dream NGO position at Rocky Mountain Institute immediately after graduate school.||Kaitlyn landed her dream NGO job at RMI immediately after graduate school. She made connections within the Association of Women Engineers and made herself a more well rounded candidate by getting involved in Science Communication. Kaityln is...||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Katie Mack pursues her academic career and a passion for science communication.||In addition to being a stellar (pun intended) astrophysicist, Katie Mack is a popular science communicator and writer. Listen to Katie's worst and best moments as a graduate student, and her advice for current graduate students.||10/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: From Ecology to Silicon Valley--Ted Hart found work he loved in industry||Ted leveraged his knowledge of computer programming and data management, gained while an ecology grad student, to become a data scientist. Listen to Ted's journey from ecology to Silicon Valley!||10/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Hannah Gaines Day overcomes lack of motivation to finish her PhD||Hannah struggled with motivation while finishing her dissertation, but she developed techniques to complete her PhD. Listen to her share her grad school story and how she became a postdoc.||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Amanda Grusz shares her transition from grad school to the Smithsonian Museum||This interview is full of great advice! Amanda attributes her success to the positive relationships she developed during graduate school and outreach experiences. Listen to her share her graduate school experiences and how she became a postdoc at the Sm||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Impostor syndrome didn't stop Kevin Gannon from landing a tenure track position after grad school||A self proclaimed geek for history, pedagogy and technology, Kevin (a.k.a. "The Tattooed Professor") thrives on experimentation and breaking free from convention. Listen to Kevin share his struggles with impostor syndrome, how his first tenure track pos||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Nick Wigginton, editor at Science, shares his tips for publishing in top journals||Nick struggled with the challenges of doing an interdisciplinary PhD, but it ultimately made him well prepared to be a journal editor. Listen to Nick discuss his experiences as a graduate student, how he landed his position as a senior editor at Science||9/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Oliver Meyers rocked a job, his family, AND his PhD as a graduate student||Oliver is an associate professor at Clemson University in the Mechanical Engineering department. His research focuses on the characterization of smart materials and smart structure mechanics of systems ranging from nano- to micro-scales. He received his||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: PhD Life Coach? Jen Polk helps grad students launch meaningful careers.||A PhD Life Coach? Jen never imagined a career as a life coach. But after her own challenges in graduate school, she realized that her passions and talents would best be used as an academic, life, and career coach for graduate students and PhDs. Now, Jen||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: John Bohannon travels the world as a writer for Science Magazine after graduate school||John always knew that he wanted to be a writer, but his journey from grad student to contributing correspondent for Science wasn’t always clear. Now, John has spent half of his adult life traveling or living abroad, writing about science stories aroun||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Work life balance is key to success according to Melissa Wilson Sayres||Melissa discusses her personal challenges with impostor syndrome and finding balance in her life. Melissa realized that graduate school is her life… meaning there are no set hours, and it can be easy to neglect your personal life. She says that you ha||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Maggie Sugg landed her dream job during the last year of her PhD.||Maggie struggled with uncertainty about her future career while she was a graduate student. But her fears disappeared during her last year of graduate school when she landed her dream job--assistant professor at Appalachian State University.||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: Chris Jones introduces this motivational podcast for graduate students trying to succeed in grad school||In this introduction to Rock Your Research, your host, Chris Jones, tells you his story and what led him to start this motivational podcast for graduate students. He goes on to describe his vision for the podcast and what to expect in the coming episode||8/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Conversations are structured such that, even when the guest is from far outside my discipline, I still enjoy the episode and learn a lot. Chris does a great job of asking consistent, insightful questions of interesting guests. A podcast niche that needed to be filled,
thanks for the great work!
Graduate school isn't easy. Chris shines the light on that and gives tools to manage this portion of you life. Nice work so far!!!
Great podcast! Chris nails it for the college student that needs advice on what to expect when going into the real world.
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