09: A Study of Graduate Studies

“A hero grad student is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer” – Novalis

This week on the Core Ideas podcast our journey Into the Weeds of paleolimnology continues with a look at what it means and what it’s like to be a (paleo) graduate student. 

Through the discussion we explore questions like: 

  • What are the differences between BSc, MSc and PhD projects? 
  • Can you know in advance that you will enjoy research?
  • Why would you do a BSc thesis rather than regular courses?
  • Does it matter whether you join a large or small lab group? 
  • Where can you find mentors?
  • Does it matter whether you stay put or switch between labs?
  • We even touch on what it means to be a postdoc

Episode 09 can be found here.