What Motivates Me in An Academic Career?
The famous quote from John Muir – The mountains are calling and I must go. A typical academic career path would be like this – after 4-6 (or longer) years of Ph.D. training, fresh grads get into postdocs, and transitional positions, until finally apply and obtain a faculty position and achieve tenure. A big surprise…
The wide spectrum of graduate supervisors and how to work with them?
During the Canada Day holidays, we had a small group seminar on the top of my friend Hongli’s roof (gorgeous view of the Canadian Rockies) and discussed academic research. One of the topics was about supervisors. I gathered some thoughts from all sides and came up with this post – hope it can be helpful…